If the healthcare systems in Canada and Europe are so much worse than ours, somebody ought to tell the Canadians and Europeans.
There's little dispute that the United States has the most expensive healthcare system in the world. Our nation spends about $7,300 per person on healthcare every year, nearly 2.5 times the average for developed countries, which is $2,964, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
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But there's intense argument over whether our system is better than that in other countries. Just about everybody with an opinion on the matter has a horror story to support it. To make his case for reform, President Obama has cited several Americans who suffered or died because they couldn't get adequate care or an insurance company denied coverage.
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Answer by crazypink at 10:02 PM on Sep. 15, 2009
i'm going to venture to say of those polled, those who responded negatively are those wanting something for nothing, have a series of pre-existing health issues brought on by poor lifestyle choices (smoking, drinking, eating to excess, drug abuse, etc.).
and the countries where the people 'love" their socialized medicine, don;t have the kind of infrastructure or military strength that the united states has, nor do they create pharmaceuticals to the standards or under the same degree of scrutiny that we do.
you can't have it all, but there are plenty of existing countries you can go to if you want all the freebies your little heart desires, along with incredibly high taxes, virtually no military, minimal effective police presence, and a sense of despair instead of prosperity.
if this country sucks so bad, why di people literally risk their lives in order to come here?
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