Civic Engagements: Thoughts On U.S Healthcare System Vlogs 1-29
V1: James | Manhattan, NY "Everyone in office likes to say something is too expensive. Except, when its their mother or their brother or their son who actually needs that coverage. Then of course the coverage should be provided".
V2: Coleen | Brooklyn, NY "We have two types of healthcare, thats for the rich and the poor".
V3: Miranda | Greenbay WI "I think that they can be thinking of people first instead of the dollar sign $".
V4: Sylvia: | Orange County, NJ "Theres so much we don't know about healthcare and what to do with our bodies but make them [patients] feel good".
V5: Marilyn | Queens, NY "When we do get sick we want to have fast reactions and when you don't people die, people get even more sick. People are actually afraid to go to the emergency room because they know how long their going to have to wait".
V6: Candice | Florida "I think for the caliber of country the United States is, our healthcare system is pretty poor".
V7: Stacy | Toms River, NJ "I worked two jobs and the IRS took it. They switched up on me and took any extra money I made that year with a second job, it went towards my healthcare".
V8: Thomas | Cleveland OH "They can cut cost a little because a lot of people can't afford a lot of things. So if they can cut cost a little bit, it will be a lot easier for people to maintain their health".
V9: Arecelis | New York City "The benefits that they provide to the patients suck. Taking benefits from patients that are in dire need is not loving or caring to the people of the United States".
V10 Darleen | Bronx, NYC "the working man should be able to afford quality care. And,the doctors nowadays all they do is see you for 5 minutes, everything is like a template".
V11: Karen | Brooklyn, NYC "I would really would like to see diabetes improve. My daughter, their mother died three years ago from juvenile diabetes. And even though I was a nurse and I educated her as much as I could, I don't think she got enough emotional support".
V12: Melissa | Brooklyn, NYC Good patient experience means "they are very good when it comes to communicating with the patient. They are very patient oriented, they have very good customer service".
V15: Shamel | Brooklyn, NYC How were the nurses and doctors? “The were pretty good, there was just a lot of waiting”.
V16: Lamar | Milwaukee WI "My parents are in their 90's, & they've had a difficult time, sometimes they are treated insignificantly. There could be a little bit more understanding. When it comes to the elderly, theres room for improvement there".
V17: Julia | Queens, NYC "I work in healthcare, and I'm pursing a doctorate in clinical physiology, its heart breaking because its not easy for a lot of people to obtain in this country, unfortunately".
V18: Corrogo | Brooklyn NYC "My experience hasn't been bad actually hospitals & doctors they've been okay. The horrible thing has been trying to get insurance trying to pay an honest price".
V19: Megan & Phillip | Brooklyn NYC "I think it’s elitist. I think it’s made where even if you pay your daily bills and everything, you will go into debt trying to do basic things like brining a child into the world”.
V20 Ramsey, Bushwick, NYC “We can have groups to raise awareness that we do kind of have some control on where the direction of healthcare and the availability of it goes. Maybe we could just share ideas within the community and maybe it will get on a grander scale. Hopefully!"
V21: Kristin | Brooklyn NYC "I think there’s definitely room for improvement. I do feel lucky myself because I’m a veteran so I have VA healthcare. When I got out I wasn’t sure what my status was or what I would be covered for..".
V22: John | New York City “The system is a total mess! I run a small business and every year I have to go out and find a new healthcare plan, its disgusting whats going on. However, the health care services that is being given in this country is superb. The medicine that are being offered today and the nurses the doctors and the actual health care itself is top notch”.
V23: Osvaldo | Brooklyn, NYC How can we improve healthcare in the U.S? "Offer everybody healthcare like the UK does".
V24: Dennis | Miami, FL “Everybody needs healthcare If they do more, treat people like they treat themselves and their family it will be a whole world of difference”.
V25: Kate| Inwood, NYC "To me health is very important not only to be healthy but also to have a maintenance program”.
V26: Chetan | Boston, MA "health is a primary thing. good health is important and healthcare is also very important. Good exercise for yourself, and also ensuring regular checkups, ensuring your vitals and blood pressure are clear".
V27: Emily | Brooklyn, NYC “I have healthcare insurance through Obama-Care. I am 25 years old so I could be on my parents insurance but my parents are both passed away. Before Obama Care I could literally not afford health insurance”.