When You Get Beyond the Abstract

23 Jun

Pete at BS explains in this comment and this comment exactly what’s wrong with America’s health care system. Not with the quality of our care, but in the way we pay for it and access it.

62% of American bankruptcies are due to health care costs
. We have first world care and a third world way of paying for it.

5 Responses to “When You Get Beyond the Abstract”

  1. Mike In WNY June 24, 2009 at 2:36 am #

    If you wade through all the progressive bullshit, your biggest gripe is that rich people can get better health care. That will never change. You can go to Canada, England or France and rich people can still buy better health care. Increased government involvement only ensures that MORE Americans will receive “mediocre” health care. Your approach is to share the pain.

  2. Mike In WNY June 24, 2009 at 6:23 am #

    In that case, what do you think needs to be done to “reform” the health care system to make it more affordable and more accessible?

  3. Russell June 24, 2009 at 7:23 am #

    Yes, I don’t think Obama’s plan would actually do much to solve the horrible and unfortunate experience Pete had and I don’t think it will do much to lower that bankruptcy rate either. It’s more about providing insurance for those that don’t have or can’t afford. It’s not about controlling the costs of healthcare. or reforming the entire industry.

  4. Ike June 24, 2009 at 9:19 am #

    except in the third world they’re not nearly so forgiving…bankruptcy is a decidely first world perk, and our anglo-american version especially generous

    all and all, it works out ok

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