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And This Is Why You Shouldn’t Get Sick In America

Many believe that the US healthcare system is the best in the world. Not so according to the World Health Organization’s ranking of the world’s health systems. The US doesn’t even rank in the top 25. It ranks 37th and is the most expensive in the world. I would argue that even if we had the best healthcare system in the world, what good is it, if no one can afford to access it.

Most companies are buying 60/40-policys for their employees these days, but even if you are lucky enough to have good insurance with 80/20-policy coverage, that 20 percent your responsible for can drive you right into bankruptcy as easily as the 60-40 policy given the cost of healthcare.

Insurance cost have been going up dramatically in the last two decades, long before the new Affordable Healthcare Act has taken affect, in some cases as much as 35% per year.

But have you noticed the latest trick the insurance companies have roll out?

Yes, Higher Deductible… most averaging $5,000 per year, per person, but I have seen some as high as $10,000 per year. For those of you that are wondering, this tactic is specifically designed too stop you from using your insurance. It reduces the insurance companies out of pocket liability by shift costs onto consumers, especially those dealing with chronic illness such as diabetes and arthritis. Consequently, because consumers can’t afford the deductible they will avoid necessary care to save money.

Although insurance companies are a problem, the real crook is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!

OKAY SO I KNEW THAT TECHNICALLY IN AMERICA THAT YOU PAY FOR HEALTHCARE BUT LIKE THE IDEA IS SO BIZARRE TO ME THAT I’D NEVER CONSIDERED THAT YOU’D GET… A BILL?????? FOR BEING…. ILL?????????? I LITERALLY DON’T

how can anaesthetic cost that much??

how is this legal??

WHAT? And I thought having to pay £7 ($11.55) for stronger prescription allergy meds instead of £4 ($6.60) for the less effective store-brand ones was ridiculous.

You have to pay for the ambulance!?

OK, I’m shocked by the prices, but all of the people from other countries who are just shocked that there ARE prices just make me so so sad.

This is so screwed up.

This is why I would never live in America…..someone is getting seriously rich off this shit..Thank fuck for the NHS!

What the fuck, America? Damn, guys, your government is evil, seriously

Does anyone else wonder how Breaking Bad was such a huge hit yet only 3 people thought to realized that none of it should’ve happened because healthcare should be a fucking right?

Actually sobbing because I just realized that there is a whole world where people can see doctors and go to the hospital and not worry about this stuff, and I got sick at 19 and am already like 30K in medical debt.

This is ridiculous! Anaesthetic costs THAT much? I remember when I moved to my current region and had to take an ambulance to the hospital I learned that they only pay for half of the ambulance costs, and I got a bill for $45 in the mail. I was surprised at THAT but HOLY GODS this is insane. 

I just spent 3 weeks in the hospital and again, the only bill I’m likely to get is for $40 or so bucks for the ambulance trip. I’m still reeling at seeing some (all) of these bills.

Yeeeeah. My parents are still in debt from my brothers coma. Seven years ago.
The US kinda sucks a lot.

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