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!
I am very grateful for the NHS, especially in terms of transitioning, I would die.
I’ve had to wait a month and a half to get approval to go see a surgeon for my knee that I tore, so during that time it healed incorrectly. If you’re thinking about moving to America consider the healthcare.
This is why you only go to hospital in America if you are legit dying. If you broke your ankle or anything that just needs ER time, GO TO YOUR LOCAL CLINIC!!!!!!! I CANNOT STRESS THAT ENOUGH.
In a clinic you don’t have any type of wait compared to an ER. Clinics are there to get you in and out in an hour tops. an ER can charge you for sitting in the waiting room.
Clinics are an affordable alternative to ERs. Clinics actually want to help you. Most Hospitals just want the paper and plastic in your wallet.
Now some may think I don’t know what I’m talking about. My father has been in the medical field for the past 35 years. He’s worked in hospitals and clinics (as well as combat hospitals, but that’s a different story) and said that he knew more crooks working at hospitals then we’re being put in jail.
Still not enough for you? Both of my grandmas were nurses long before they were having children. One of them (if she were still alive) would be in her mid-90s, the other is in her late 80s. They have both dealt with the system called the US of A hospitals and still EVEN TO THIS DAY, reccommend sending sick neighbours or grandchildren/great grandchildren to local clinic over hospitals.
Reason of the rant, DO NOT GO TO HOSPITALS UNLESS YOU CAN SEE INTESTINES SPILLING OUT OF YOUR GUT OR A PLACE THEY ARENT SUPPOSED TO BE!!!!!!!
once i was sick so i got a prescription for codeine cough syrup and when i went to pick it up the pharmacist was like “you really won’t need all of this” and i was like “it’s ok i could just sell it at school” and he was like “YEAAAAAAAH FUTURE PHARMACIST” and fist bumped me
ok apparently this pharmacist is my brother’s old pot dealer
his name is scooter