posted on Dec, 9 2009 @ 01:46 PM
The insurance companies and the big pharma have had an easy run. Now that they are threatened, they are feeding the disinfo campaigns.
It's easy: The US health care system is broken because of the influences of big pharma, the insurance companies, and the ambulance chaser lawyers.
Take these guys out of the equation and you'd be amazed at how quickly the US will rise up the ranks of the WHO health care list. It's no longer
about helping the sick and injured, it's about money. Just money.
You pay your very high insurance premiums because you are afraid not to! You then have a huge deductible to pay for services that should be covered by
your insurance, but are not. You don't want to actually use the insurance because that makes your premiums go up (you're now a liability!). The
hospital has to charge high fees because they are up to their eyeballs in liability insurance, but the insurance companies won't allow them to charge
too much to them for their services. Who wins? The insurance companies.
Add to that the imposition of the insurance companies that you use their preferred doctors (they are preferred because they are really good at paying
their bills on time, not because they are the best doctors). These doctors possibly are not the best for you, but you are forced to go there to avoid
your premiums going up.
Our friends in the UK, Canada etc. have a little higher taxes, and don't have any worries.
This rubbish about the waiting lists for operation is taken out of context. If you need to have, say, a non-malignant, non-growing cyst removed from
your butt, you might have to wait on the OR becoming free after they've completed some life saving operations. You are not going to wait if you need
an operation to save your life.
Having experienced both the US and the UK health care systems personally, I'd have to say that the UK wins.
If you want to pay extra for your private medicine, nobody will stop you (as mentioned above with the BUPA thing). It's still a lot less than a
basic, "Joe-six-pack" family HMO or PPO premium - even if you add in the extra taxes.
Everyone in the US is so worried about their health all the time. It's the worry that's killing them!