These Brits literally cannot believe how much US health care costs

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    People in Great Britain find it literally unfathomable how much health care can cost in the United States. $250 for an inhaler? The young woman looks aghast.

    “Man, so if you’re poor, you’re dead,” she says.

    The same exasperation recurs again and again in this video from JOE, an online news site for young millennials in the UK and Ireland. $600 for an EpiPen? Unimaginable. $10,000 to give birth to your baby?! For a baby?!? $40 to have skin-to-skin contact with your newborn baby after you do?!?!?
    These Brits literally cannot believe how much US health care costs

    My wife and I are both 63, retired, and in good health. We get at $230 discount on our insurance because she was a former county employee. We pay $1,207 a month for a high deductible plan that essentially doesn't kick in until our out of pocket expense hits $9K. That is crazy. The country needs a public option to keep healthcare costs inflation down.
     
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    Thing is, a poor person here can be diagnosed with cancer and get that treated here in this country. Over there where they are at, they have to save up money to come here and have their cancer treated for free.
     
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    THey can't believe it because useful idiots don't know anything else. Useful idiots want UNIVERSAL healthcare/ shitcare for the world that way you can like Veterans and rot in the hallways or get told here's two aspirin call me in a week when really you need a knee replacement YOUR ( Europes) HEALTH CARE SUCKS AND THE UN WANTS THE US TO HAVE THE SAME SHIT HOLE HEALTH CARE!!
     
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    Brits are denied heathcare completely if they are accused of being racist or sexist


    ?U.K. Health Service to Deny Treatment to Patients Deemed Racist or Sexist

    They have long waits for basic care. U.K.'s Healthcare Horror Stories Ought To Curb Dems' Enthusiasm For Single-Payer


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    Because of single payer medical providers are low paid so the field is unattractive.

    Nope UK medicine is not better than here. Not unless you prefer pulling your own teeth.
    Brits resort to pulling own teeth - CNN.com
     
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    You should probably get a better plan.

    My Aunt and my Cousin both worked for the Canadian healthcare system and said it totally sucked.
    In fact we had a family friend stay at our house in Houston so he could get treatment at MD Anderson the best cancer hospital in the world because the Canadian system refused to treat him as he was "too far gone" That was ten years ago and he's still alive.

    Met a couple from the UK while vacationing in Jamaica.
    He had a cast on his right ankle. Asked him what happened.
    He'd broke it four months ago and they slapped a cast on it and told him to come back in six months and they'd re break it and set it properly.

    Anyone other than a destitute moron would accept that kind of care.
     
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    We do?
    How much are you willing to pay for it?
     
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    Medical care in the UK is paid for by taxing the populace and industry. It isn't free by any stretch of the imagination.

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