There are a few common-sense thoughts here. Sometimes I really despair for our country. I’m afraid we will never do the right things because too many profit from the status quo.
The most notable way the U.S. differs from other industrialized countries is the absence of universal health insurance coverage – Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, 2014 Update: How the U.S. Health Care System Compares Internationally, the Commonwealth Fund, executive summary
This summer I took my 11-year-old twins to England to visit family and we ended up in the emergency room on the first day. I was worried about the ER visit, not because of the cost but because in the United States we are constantly bombarded by politicians striking fear into our hearts about the National Health Service (NHS), so I imagined hours and hours of waiting and terrible care. (Keep in mind in the U.S. we needed the Supreme Court to rule that the government requiring health care coverage was constitutional, so it’s a little wonky here)
Our experience with the NHS was great. I spoke to family who…
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