People who have free healthcare and don’t live in America, what’s your opinion on the American Healthcare system?
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Clunky and bloated. Ironically, the majority of people who oppose a *free healthcare* system in the US also need it the most. Yet, because it’s labeled as *socialism*, they’ll denounce it and continue to suffer…
Scary. It seems a bit of a lottery for serious issues.
To be clear, I love our NHS but it’s far from perfect. But it’s nice to know that if I develop a serious illness/disease I don’t have to worry about an insurance policy or debate having to sell my house to pay for treatment
America is a good place to be rich and a bad place to be poor.
I wouldn’t want your healthcare system
Americans are getting fleeced and fleeced HARD.
You guys are crazy over there that you let you gov / politics do that to you.
getting basic healthcare is (or should be) a human right and noone should be scared to call an ambulance bc they fear the cost.
They have a system?
I wouldn’t wish American Healthcare System on my worst enemy.
I’m terrified of visiting America without insurance. I’m not paying tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars to treatment. If I have to pay overseas I’m putting a DNR wristband on me. I’d rather die then be in debt forever
State funded mass murder by debt.
Its awful and ridiculous how many people over there oppose free or socialised healthcare. Not once have i ever had to think and work out if i could afford a hospital visit or a trip to my GP. If i ever get in an accident or develop a serious health issue i will never have to worry about debt or payments regarding them. The NHS is deffo not perfect (Cheers Conservative party) but it is still brilliant and miles better than having to pay for individual healthcare problems. The fact that many working class individuals go into debt over healthcare costs or cant afford treatment is horrendous. No matter how much money you have, everybody deserves adequate healthcare.
I think It’s of good quality, (some of the names are a bit strange, like MT sinai in NYC, or the fact you use fire department vehicles as ambulances however ultimately what I do not understand is why you have a healthcare system that can bankrupt people or just take a lot of money out of somebodies savings simply for just being Ill or Injured, Healthcare is a Human right and should be free at time of need for all, with no financial worry afterwards.
If I were American, I’d have died from my health issues because I wouldn’t have been able to afford treatment. That’s so wrong.
IT’S SHIT. With peace and love ofc
I have to pay $1,330 before I can get a life saving MRI for a chronic disease I have. Who tf has that kind of money just laying around. I literally have insurance too. This is America. They hate poor people, I’m sure they’d be okay with me dying. My family however would not.
It sure makes certain people very rich
It’s scary and weird
I’m sorry for people who can’t afford help there. I can’t imagine my current situation plus financial struggles.
It’s some serious fucked up shit
My husband is Type 1 diabetic. No way would we live there. He can see his endo within a few days notice (seems to be a months long wait in the US) and insulin costs very little (not free though) where we live
I am an American who has lived in Canada most of my adult life. There are a few things to note when trying to compare Healthcare.
* Socalized Healthcare, like here in Canada is not free. It is payed for thru taxes and taxes in Canada are pretty high and raise the over all cost of living as property, goods and services are taxed to pay for all government services, just like in the States.
* It is overall more accessible, however it is also highly abused as people who are not billed per visit tend to use emergency services for non-emergecies. This raises the cost thus raises taxes.
* Cost of living, generally speaking, in the U.S. is lower and most professional jobs offer some form of medical plan. With the lower cost of living if I were to return to live in the U.S. I would purchase additional coverage even if my work provided a plan.
* Both systems have pros and cons.
System? What system?
You don’t have a system. Extortion is not a system. It’s hard to have an opinion on something that does not exist, but: it’s beyond fucked up.
You live in a third world country with a Gucci belt.
It’s expensive, but at least you don’t need to wait over a year and a half for a neurologist visit.
Expensive but useful
Here in mexico is free but extremely inneficient and sometimes even more dangerous than the sickness itself
I think their country is cheaper to live in because they don’t pay many taxes for a lot of these things that we pay for. I’m also confused about why the ones who don’t have healthcare, why they don’t just apply for it or the jobs should be giving it, no? Either way healthcare is not free, someone is paying for it
Not American, but why address the question to people that likely have no experience of the American healthcare system?
It just make me feel lucky I wasn’t born there or I would probably be dead. Either by a disease I can’t afford treatment or getting shot for no reason.
Brazilian here with public healthcare system. We thing USA have the most expensive healthcare that charges absolutely high for any minor thing like bandage and blood exam.
I’m European, live in America and i have free medical. I’m in good health, retired a few years ago at 50, and See doctor a couple of times a year, get free blood draws. I’ve never paid a penny. It’s great over here.
Seems i always read stories about foreigners coming to America to get treated because they can’t get the treatment in time where they live. Our bills are massively over hyped.
It needs improvement
god bless y’all, since it’s the only free thing over there
American medicine is probably the best in the world. Access and cost can be better. However, if you have insurance and you get sick, you have numerous hospitals staffed with literally the best medical professionals. You could not ask for better quality.
One of the thousand things there that screws the poor and the working class
Nightmare death cult that the scummiest politicians in other countries are slowly trying to emulate.
It’s definitely not FREE healthcare anywhere.
The sad truth is the corporations that run your healthcare system are seeing the writing on the wall. That being America will most likely have universal healthcare soon. So what do they do? They are starting to influence countries that have universal healthcare system. They lobby hard, influence politicians so they underfund the universal systems and they break so that this gives them reason to bring in privatisation. It’s happening in multiple provinces in Canada. And we do have some things in certain. Provinces that are privatised (MRIs). It’s actually heart breaking. Many of us don’t know what to do.
I am a Yank and lived in Australia for 10 years. Went to emergency one and got stiches. When finished I was told to go through this door, I opened it and I was outside. When my wife was in the states, she’s Aussie, it cost $300 for her meds, in Australia it cost $10, her doctor visits were $8 and mine were $10. American health care sucks.
I had to have a liver transplant years ago and the Medicare system here in Australia paid for everything. If I was in America it would have cost over $1 million dollars even if I had insurance.
It’s incredibly stupid that the richest country in the world can’t take care of its own people.
I love paying taxes up the ying so skateboarders can break their ankles every other week , at least I know they’ll have to sit in a waiting room for 12 hours and probably have it set wrong
A system of greed and sadism that exists only to extract the last possible dollars from the poor and downtrodden of america.
It’s awful. A few years ago, my son & family were in Japan visiting the in-laws. Grandson fell and broke his arm. They only had to pay $400. That’s it. That’s the ER visit, doctor, X-ray, cast and follow up visit. Here you can’t even walk in the ER for $400!
Google pay 200$ per hour my last pay check was $8500 working 1o hours a week online. My younger brother friend has been averaging 12000 for months now and he works about 22 hours a week. I cant believe how easy it was once I tried it outit..
🙂 AND GOOD LUCK.:)