If you get sick in the U.S and you're poor, you are screwed. Want to spend ten hours in the waiting room of an ER? Then America is the country for you! Our healthcare system is really, really pretty -- and it costs an arm and a leg. But does it deliver the goods?
A friend of mine just got back from a third world country. Here is her report. "I got desperately sick three weeks ago and went to the local hospital with grave hesitation. From the outside it looked like Abu Ghraib and on the inside it looked like a seedy version of the most run-down office building in Detroit." But did it deliver the goods?
And how much did it cost?
Fine. But how much did it cost? "It was free!"
Let's see America top that.
Moral? Next time you're sick, move to a third world country? No. Demand that America provide proper healthcare HERE.