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 crocks is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!
This is absolutely ridiculous.
I live in New Zealand. My mum had a heart attack when I was 13, she was in hospital for at least 3 months and our government pays for most of our bills so I think my parents only had to pay around about $500 - 1k. With the option to pay it over a period of time.
Like????? Does the America government even give the slightest fuck about the people that live in their country???? Honestly.
I’m in Scotland. I don’t pay for anything. Migraine meds, nope. I’ve had doctors prescribe things like asprin just so I can get them free rather than pay the 50p over the counter. I’ve broken my wrist and it was inconvenient and sore but cost nothing. My step-dad had a massive heart attack- ambulances, months in hospital, surgery and they paid…. um….. nothing. My siblings have popped out babies and, again, no medical costs. Also free in Scotland: eye checks and dental check-ups although glasses and dental work can cost money but again you can get help with this and it does depend on your circumstances. When I was unemployed, for instance, my dentist dealt with my mouth too wee shit where are we putting these wisdom teeth problem for free.
Why does America hate it’s people?
"Many believe that the US healthcare system is the best in the world." Really? Seems to me like everyone (at least outside of the US) knows it’s probably the crappiest system out there. Your health care system is forcing people into debt or bankruptcy for something that’s entirely out of their control. Your doctors might be some of the best educated and qualified, but it’s not really doing anyone any good if the system makes sure the people can’t afford to pay them, is it?
Some of the ways our organs communicate with each other… This is scientifically correct.
I MAKED THESE
Fun fact: my mum had her gall bladder removed a month ago. When I found that comic I emailed it to her. It made her laugh, it made her consultant laugh, and she put it at the front of her medical folder for her hospital stay.
I don’t think I’ve ever felt sadder for a gall bladder in all my life.
IT’S 2AM AND I’M PRACTICALLY CRYING BECAUSE OF “I MAKED THESE”
…is a species of Heliasterid sea star which is distributed around the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, where it occurs in the intertidal zone. Like other large starfish Labidiaster annulatusis a opportunistic predator and scavenger, feeding on a wide range of food items. It is known to feed by climbing to an elevated position (like the top of a rock or sponge) and extending its arms out like fishing rods, grabbing any prey items that swims by.
Tom and ‘Rocco’ at “The Drop” New York Premiere at Sunshine Cinema on September 8, 2014 in New York City. (Actually it’s Zora the dog!)
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So and finally the official website is up and running again too!!!