Instigator / Pro
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1480
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Topic

The US would benefit from a Universal Healthcare System.

Status
Finished

All stages have been completed. The voting points distribution and the result are presented below.

Arguments points
3
6
Sources points
4
4
Spelling and grammar points
2
2
Conduct points
0
2

With 2 votes and 5 points ahead, the winner is ...

Benjamin
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More details
Publication date
Last update date
Category
Politics
Time for argument
Two weeks
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
One month
Point system
Four points
Rating mode
Rated
Characters per argument
10,000
Contender / Con
14
1678
rating
36
debates
66.67%
won
Description
~ 514 / 5,000

-I didn't know what category this fit better as but selected politics as the debate I see on it is largely by politicians not actual health professionals-
The US is often criticised (and mocked) for not having a Universal Healthcare system.
Pro will therefore argue that a Single Payer Universal Healthcare system is preferable and, despite potential fears, practicable for the US to implement.
Con will argue the other side, asserting that the Status quo of non-universal private healthcare is instead preferable.

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Contender
--> @Ragnar

Thank you for voting

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--> @TheUnderdog @Benjamin @Brit

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Also change the word limit to 20000

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--> @Brit

Establish the BoP as

PRO: The United States would benefit from a universal healthcare system
CON: The United States would not benefit from a universal healthcare system

And change the argument time to two weeks and you’ve got an opponent.