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Where you live could mean the difference between life and death. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o Matthew is a Medicaid recipient with a life threatening illness. He is one of 70 million Americans who depends on this program. Medicaid was passed in the mid-1960s after decades of fights over the role of government in medical care. FDR and Truman fought for healthcare, but Johnson wound up passing this landmark legislation. Around this same time, developed nations around the world passed universal health programs. The US got Medicaid.
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JohnnyIvan5 (17 часов назад)
Yea... and another HUGE ISSUES is the QUALITY of Knowledge/Education of modern doctors. Seems they have no idea about a lot of things and they can't use some natural remedies and they not aid the root of the problem but only try to aid the symptoms. :(( USA Medecine COST A FORTUNE and still even if you have access it doesn't mean you will get treatment. They not aware about a lot of stuff and even if you tell them things they don't wanna listen cause its not in their books........ A SHAME.
Hyp3r JG (1 день назад)
Glad to live in Canada
neoh chen lun (1 день назад)
It isnt good to be sick in general
Jackson Wald (1 день назад)
America has what is known as hEAlthcare
Rawa Serwan (2 дня назад)
I love the NHS
Cassius Redgun (2 дня назад)
where I live we have universal healthcare. life and death decisions are uniquely American
NT T (8 дней назад)
“In 1985 under President Clinton...” Umm... NO! I believe you mean, “1995.”
David Moore (9 дней назад)
Doctors want a bigger piece of the pie >>> Money gets made >>> Middle men like lawyers, lobbyists, insurance companies, medical device manufacturers and big pharma want a piece of the pie and get in the middle >>> Everyone gets rich while the entire country suffers.
Hunter Vogl (11 дней назад)
I thought this country was founded on life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I’d say not dying is part of the right to life right? Or is the right to live also based on how much money you have?
Agency in Repose (9 дней назад)
Hunter there is so much you have said here that just reflects a talking point mindset.Let's look at infant mortality as just one of the issues yiu raised. With research you have to keep in mind correlation isnt causation.I might conclude eg: that Halloween causes snow to fall because snow often falls after October 31st, but while they might happen in tandem, we both know one does not cause the other. Socialized medicine advocates may want to jump to the idea that since we don't have UC and we dont have comparable mortality rates ergo we need UC --that fits your narrative after all- but that would be no different than saying Halloween causes snow. So how else to explain the problem?Well, one of the more obvious explanations may be as simple as looking at how we define the terminology.Infant mortality is commonly thought of as the death of any baby<1 yr of age, but if a baby dies mid pregnancy weighing not even a pound, while that loss gets reflected here in our rates, in most other nations, that child is counted as a stillbirth.Using two different standards will of course make it appear as if we have wildly different outcomes. A second aspect in explaining our seemingly alarming rates may be found in terms of early delivery and/or underweight births.That can happen through no fault, but common triggers often involve obesity, smoking, drinking and drug use. While one might argue that a poor woman answering routinely to a doctor might be less apt to engage in such high risk behaviors, there's no guarantee of that.At best what you would be saying is that the fed is justified in adding thousands upon thousands of dollars to the yearly tax burden hard working middle class families will face and it is warranted in undermining the care already earned by most of those same Americans, all so people can be badgered to stop engaging in high risk behaviors? If they aren't already aware their choices are endangering their child, they would have to be living under a rock. At the point you adjust for normal weights and full term deliveries that infant mortality deficit you point to disappears like melting snow. 2 final factors that seem key include the rate of IVF here (as it produces more multiple births triplets) which certainly wouldn't reflect deaths from lack of medical access, and SIDS deaths. In fact, our mortality rates didn't drop post aca but they have dropped over the last decade specifically in this category due to increased education. 20% of all babies in the us still are not being put down on their backs so we have a way to go, but we don't need UC to educate families. I laid this out for you because this comes up over and over (so I already had a response) but also because when you scratch at the surface and you see a bit deeper into your other claims, you find the sane thing. Take a look at the questions they asked in order to make America look less happy. Look at what role diet plays on overall health that you desperately suggest reflects insurance. Dems are effective at debt reduction if of course you look at only modern Presidents and ignore the republican congress that controlled the purse, the advent of the tech era and the fact that the balanced budget was only balanced on paper under Clinton and you engage in the same slight of hand with Obama. And after all we will "reallocate GDP' (omg let me do a spit take at the circuitous way you hid the phrases "massive job killing tax hike," "letting the government control another 1/6th of the economy for our own good," and "'soak the rich (and everyone is rich)," all in one tiny phrase 🤔🤔🙄🙄😂😂😂😂. I urge you before you blindly go out and vote for the folks that will wreck what's left of our health care system and blindly vote for the party of free, please read what Bernie's guy in Vermont said after he couldn't make a socialized system work. He learned a lot and he all but admitted that he has pretty much accepted it can't work. We aren't some small country like Norway. Dig past the talking points with an open mind.
Hunter Vogl (10 дней назад)
Agency in Repose It has been demonstrably shown that countries that have entirely socialized medicine have vastly higher life expectancies, lower infant mortalities, higher happiness rates, and better general health. This is also the case with states in the U.S. that didn’t opt out of receiving Medicare. It isn’t failing. Republican states opted out and then blamed their lack of medical opportunity on the policy itself. States that accepted the grant for Medicare do vastly better in all of the ways I mentioned above. If you want to talk about debt, then that is an entirely different discussion. How it will be paid for can vary from tax reform or reallocation of some elements of GDP. Democratic policy has also shown to be beneficial in reducing our deficit. Clinton ended his administration with a surplus and Obama reduced the deficit every year except for 2016 where it increased slightly. Socialized medicine has demonstrably been shown to work in every other western nation it has been used and very weak legislation approaching socialized medicine have proved beneficial in the parts of The United States it is implemented. The idea it cannot be paid for is simply a farce. It is based on basic observable reality that socialized medicine is possible and desirable in this country.
Agency in Repose (10 дней назад)
Do we not have an obligation to pass the government to its future generations without further debt? We are 20 trillion in the whole and Medicare is proving unsustainable so yeah let's add people to that system. If it didn't work in ver I t why would it would nation wide?
VIPER.GX (14 дней назад)
Try living in a country where autoimmune diseases aren't event researched. Treatments for them aren't even considered by the healthcare system. Eastern Europe at its best.
Agency in Repose (10 дней назад)
Which is why America for profit works - free enterprise leads to the creation of half of the innovations over the last two decades or so.
TheNightwalker247 (14 дней назад)
in germany we have both and it works quit well. You have to pay a certain amount of money but only very little if you can afford it but if you are to poor you wont have to pay. And there are privat insurance companies that cover everything for you. So everbody can get treatment´s and screenings and chekups regulary so most things are caught early as to avoid to have people go to the emergeny room. When i ripped my miniskus in my knee i only had to pay 10$ per day for food in the hospital and it was great fresh cooked food. For the reha program wich lasted 6 monthsß once a week i only payed 20 $. But if i couldn´t afford it i would be able to not pay
Agency in Repose (10 дней назад)
Many of us a,ready paid in. And how many of they innovations in medicine come from Germany? Most stem from profit motive.
Rick Larsen (15 дней назад)
Lefty: "Socialism and free healthcare for all is a right!" Righty: "You don't understand the constitution." Lefty: *points to the word "Life"* "See, I read the constitution and I'm right." Righty: "So... you're against abortion?"
Raja Bhat (17 дней назад)
Inferior health insurance for poor people is just absolutely IMMORAL and "an abomination in the sight of the Lord"....
Raja Bhat (10 дней назад)
I really don't want to sound cynical, but Churches know the parishioners will keep coming back, so the money sent abroad is to convert the "heathens!" :)
Agency in Repose (10 дней назад)
I agree. That's one reason I find it terrible that so many of the large organized religious groups take in local contributions and send them overseas for others medical care. The church should be helping it's struggling parishioners.
Shelby Hetrick (17 дней назад)
I am sooooo thankful for medical. I have been able to get the healthcare I've so desperately needed, as well as dental, because of it.. I am very worried about the future of it tho.
Bob Fearnley (17 дней назад)
7:48 "Every dollar we don't spend on Medicaid is a dollar we don't have to borrow from China." Woah. Really?
Harold Jennings (18 дней назад)
And the greedy Republicans want to cut it. What a bunch of scrum bags
Agency in Repose (10 дней назад)
I want to cut it because meducare has been rationing care post aca. Moreover most of my middle class friends niw pay 5 figures for he's,th care they can't afford to use.
Dominik med (18 дней назад)
@VOX 2:09 it's not true according to Poland! in Poland there's an UNIVERSAL and FREE healthcare
Wency Chang (20 дней назад)
Wow that is funny, I am sick right now and I am 11 too
Holly Buechel (21 день назад)
This story really hit home. I also have Crohn's Disease and would not be able to function without my medication, which is really expensive! We need to talk about preventative and natural ways of health care. Not just pushing drugs on patients but getting ahead of diseases and illness before you need a doctor to intervene.
Jakobe Holland (22 дня назад)
Mississippi is like the worst at everything and I live there
jidfosahjdiosafdsaf (22 дня назад)
Medicaid in California is an absolute joke. Don't expect any acceptable level of care with it. Something like 40% of the state is on it. In any other state Medicaid is generally much much better than CA...if you can even get it
billybobg101 (22 дня назад)
I watched this video sitting in an infusion clinic getting my meds that cost 115,000$ a year. Luckily I live in Canada that gives universal healthcare and cover prescriptions that cost over 2% of ur yearly income which becomes a deductible
Agency in Repose (10 дней назад)
ThT drug was invented where?
nukestrom (23 дня назад)
One problem for high medical costs is mere stupidity of the system. Other countries don't have hotels like hospitals where you have private room for every patient (those who pay and don't pay). That's simply not affordable and waste of resources. Another problem is lawyer trolls going after doctors at every opportunity, so doctors do unnecessary tests to cover their asses, spiking health care costs. This system is pure bullshit. It is not just physicians salaries as after tax income of physicians in other countries like Singapore, Dubai, Australia are close to that of US doctors.
mjptrapster (24 дня назад)
Reagan was President in 1985 not Clinton! (Yes, I know it was a typo). I live in the UK and have Crohn's. I would be dead if I had to pay for my treatment, but let's not get carried away with the NHS is wonderful. The NHS also almost killed me as it took over two decades to properly diagnose me. Before diagnosis my GP refused pain treatment as I was considered to be "drug seeking" so I had to medicate myself. By incorrectly calling me a drug seeker over the years I had become an addict as I had to self medicate without doctor support. Add to that I had a small bowel resection in Sept 2017 and I did not recover well from it. It took a further five months for the NHS to perform more scans on me to find out why I was still in pain and loosing weight. It took until May 2018 before I was due for more surgery for what my surgeon thought was a simple adhesion. Two days before surgery I had a seizure. 8 days after that I had the surgery. It turns out I had 35cm of destroyed small bowel that had to be removed, that never appeared on scans. The rather apologetic surgeon told me later I was weeks away from death. I'm still very anaemic and it's taken another two months before I was even put onto the waiting list for iron infusions. Let's not lie the NHS has major problems due to lack of money. When the NHS works it is brilliant, it is live saving. The rest of the time it is frustrating as hell and tends to make people worse in the medium term before their illness is sorted.
Ruben Rathgeber (25 дней назад)
But the private insurances are extremely unpopular in Germany. Only wealthier people can afford them and they get a way better treatment, get way faster a consultation etc. The debate about a completely state run insurances has been the social topic of decates. It's an unfair system and the best would be a universal system with one big state owned insurances which covers all.
Agency in Repose (10 дней назад)
So when the state decides I only need one radial ablation but I really need two that's better how?
Will Ripley (26 дней назад)
Phil Rabe (28 дней назад)
And lo, it turned out to be the Republican states with the actual death panels!
Rhinopocalypes (30 дней назад)
Soooo, Americas a business
Marguerite Johnson (30 дней назад)
Thank goodness for an enlightened Labour government in 1946. I am a pensioner and I don’t even have to pay for prescriptions. During my working life I never minded paying for social welfare with my taxes, I was happy to ensure my total free coverage for any medical treatment.
Al Melendez (1 месяц назад)
Texans swear their state is the best but truth be told their Medicare is something else
Sean Yu (1 месяц назад)
I took a look at the Top 10 states in life expectancy and Bottom 10 states in life expectancy. I wonder what the Top 10 have in common with each other and what the Bottom 10 have in common with each other. Hmmmm soooo difficult to figure out.
vovan7349 (1 месяц назад)
What is SICK is the American political and social systems!
Pseudo Nguyen (1 месяц назад)
It seems like the AMA really likes to screw things over to get more money
paulo borges (1 месяц назад)
I think universal healthcare is ok but at the same time the tax system is screwed everyone should pay for this rich and poor the same amount because you want it you pay
Jessica Velazquez (1 месяц назад)
I live in Miami, Florida, and I have SLE Lupus. I was diagnosed when I was 17. At the age of 21, my Medicaid coverage was cut off. I had been taking 80 pills + chemo a week. That was also cut off cold turkey. My hair fell out, I went from 105lbs to 93lbs. The pain left me bedridden, unable to do anything for myself. I thought I was gonna die, until a friend introduced me to Cannabis. Slowly but surely I began crawling, then walking, I was able to eat. I was able to save up money to get checked out and was told that the Lupus was not active. I have gone back to a healthier weight, and I have a full head of hair. But it has been almost three years with no insurance or treatment, and every time my symptoms flare up I fear for my life. Although, I do believe Cannabis saved my life. The friend that introduced me to it saved my life.
Comrade Dan (1 месяц назад)
Morality gap.
Captain Caterpillar (1 месяц назад)
Why don’t Americans realize that companies only care about profits? These companies control legislation on both State and Federal level because you guys can’t wake up and see it. Millennials need to vote as they are the largest voting group in the US now. Vote for the changes you want to see and stop sitting complacent.
Adalynd H (1 месяц назад)
But the US thinks it's the best country in the world? Hmmmm ya.... Not
Ceez Deetz (1 месяц назад)
Facts like I literally had to wait to move To Massachusetts in order see a dermatologist because I couldn’t see one in Florida cuz the insurance I had there never covered it.
omg hey there (1 месяц назад)
we're lettin the evil medicalindustry SET THEIR OWN RATES FOR EVERYTHING
NoOne Alive (1 месяц назад)
Yet those people vote against their self interests.
Laur Oras (1 месяц назад)
Wait estonia doesnt have universal healtcare aah yeah we. Have affordable healtcare
PotatoVampireTaco (1 месяц назад)
I live in Texas and health care here is ass. I have to use charity to get help paying for asthma medicine or anytime I get sick and used local hospital program to help me when I got anemia.
The World (1 месяц назад)
Thank You. Quite Enlightening
Shaun Vargas (1 месяц назад)
Who could afford Medical or Medicines in this country?? I'm 37 and without Medicaid I'd pay over $500 per month for my Medicines, only 4 medicines!!!
Kelsey Morgan (1 месяц назад)
Oklahoma is not great at anything so I’m not surprised I love my state
Y W (1 месяц назад)
Basiclly america sucks
maikijs88 (1 месяц назад)
the sound production and sampling on this video is unbelievably good. it seamlessly switches from being in the background to the foreground. 10/10
mike a (1 месяц назад)
more misleading facts. The American Insurance Market is regulated. It's just regulated on a state by state basis not at a national level.
shuxin (1 месяц назад)
So glad Canadians have free healthcare!
jidfosahjdiosafdsaf (22 дня назад)
so glad at least Americans arent as smug as Canadians!
Z Z (1 месяц назад)
The American Medical Industry will collapse in the next twenty years, and millions will die in the waiting rooms. Mark my words.
kebede zewdie (1 месяц назад)
2:04 Poland does not have universal healthcare either.
kebede zewdie (1 месяц назад)
1:36 Washington DC has worse healthcare than the country as a whole. Beat that, vox.
ANDRE MARIANO (1 месяц назад)
nano bot27 (1 месяц назад)
U know what it's about in much more poor country? I'm from Ukraine and in my country this guy will die, not bc country wouldn't pay but bc it wouldn't be enough, and eaven if he will work there as normal person he will gain kind of 300$, but most of the medication is same price as in US. But if u have just normal constant allergy we have pills 0.35$ for 7 😉
Elaine Caudill (1 месяц назад)
Republicans sucks
Anna Jany (1 месяц назад)
Hey alabama I think your republican ways is what keeps you poor.
Universal Cerberus (1 месяц назад)
New England is more advanced, no shocker there.
Judah Davis (1 месяц назад)
1995, not 1985 . 8:52
Chance Ussery (1 месяц назад)
It amazes me how many times people claim America is the best at this and that. But when it comes to health care were way behind.
Mark Frieser (1 месяц назад)
Luxembourg has a great state medical system. Why did you list it?
Cobalt (1 месяц назад)
Ahh America, the "greatest country in the world," where healthcare is so expensive, you might as well die.
Mark Martin (1 месяц назад)
Well we will all be dead in a couple of years if left to the Republicans
David Sensei (1 месяц назад)
1:01 what a heartbeat you got there!
Helen E (2 месяца назад)
People in Mississippi - move, as quickly as you can.
Helen E (2 месяца назад)
The more I learn, the more grateful I am to live in Norway. My brothers son, born prematurely in January, had to stay 3 months in hospital. They paid nothing. I'm expecting twins later this year, I will pay nothing no matter if it ends up as a natural birth or a C-section. Happy to live somewhere all citizens have the same value, no matter how healthy or rich they are..
Jens J (2 месяца назад)
Estonia has universal coverage...
Steel Driver (2 месяца назад)
This may sound heartless, and indeed, in a way, it just might be. But, from a purely logical perspective, perhaps it doesn't make sense to preserve those who physical attributes are inherently flawed? As the comedian Bill Burr said, "We're the only species who preserves the weak." I dunno, just saying, I can see some benefits from this. The biggest one being that each generation will have a bigger ratio of those with health problems then the one before it, as long as we keep doing what we're doing. Sooner or later it'll be unsustainable.
Maka556 (1 месяц назад)
So you would condemn Professor Stephen Hawking to slow and inevitable death because he was not physically healthy? Physical health is not the be all and end all of human existence. Society benefits more from human intelligence and ingenuity than it does from physical human power.
Helen E (2 месяца назад)
But Obamacare can not really be compared with universal health care.. Which is probably why it has failed.
Steel Driver (2 месяца назад)
Helen E They did. Obamacare. But, well, that program was a flop as well....
Helen E (2 месяца назад)
If the majority wanted universal health care, they would probably have voted differently?
Steel Driver (2 месяца назад)
Helen E I won't say, due to personal security reasons. It's a small area. That being said though, I'm sure that the majority of citizens do, indeed, believe that healthcare is a right. Between the Medicaid program-which takes up a larger chunk of the US revenue the the military-and the constant demonstrations and attempts to achieve a better system, the willingness is there. But, as this video pointed out, there're roadblocks.
David Connary (2 месяца назад)
Medi cal/Medicaid recovery program. Food is our medicine not the over the counter drugs or prescription drugs , those drugs are how they farm us. If you have medical cannabis in your state , grab the golden ring and run with it, growing your medicine is much cheaper than buying pharmaceutical drugs. Also look up medical benefits of ginger ,turmeric , cayenne, lemons, water melons and many other foods, cannabis has the most nutrition value of any plant, also treats the most sicknesses.
longho (2 месяца назад)
Rich but not healthy
Константин Георгиев (2 месяца назад)
Trump is ruining the US.
YipuTheDerp (2 месяца назад)
did anyone else just pause at the list to find thier state
Nicholas Bollinger (2 месяца назад)
I don't want taxes to buy everyone in the country healthcare, build aircraft carriers, cash politicians paychecks, pave roads, feed overpopulation fueling orphans, or the elderly, social Darwinism, pay your own bills or die, that simple, it's not greed it's realism
Helen E (2 месяца назад)
But you are ok with your tax money paying for the police, fire department, military, roads and so on..?
Nicholas Bollinger (2 месяца назад)
Healthcare is not a human right, survival of the fittest, why should I work to pay my doctor bills and this guy's as well, we are near the same age, both able bodied, able to work, but yet I get stolen from to pay his medical bills, ahhh sweet government Charity
Helen E (2 месяца назад)
I could never live in a country where a persons value is measured in their level of health when they are born...
tudorjason (2 месяца назад)
The more people who depend on Medicaid, the less there is to go around. Doctors wanted to be rich and the US was worried of becoming a Socialist state. Sigh.
Ricardo Urias (2 месяца назад)
It's easy just move to Canada
Akbar, Allard Freichmann (2 месяца назад)
As long as Americans don't look at others as humans...? They will fight about everything, without consider the needs of others. At the end of the day they don't even realize how much is wasted in their short and pitiful live.
Harrison Babington (2 месяца назад)
This is why my dad told me be happy you live here in new Zealand were everyone is equal in health treatment sorry small guy in the USA you will just have to live till 74 and pay lots of money if you won't to live longer
Helen E (2 месяца назад)
Norway here.. I find the attitudes in the US shocking. When a value of a person is measured in how healthy a person is when born, it is quite similar to Hitler who decided to kill off all mentally and physically handicapped children in the 1930's becasue he thought they had no value... https://www.ushmm.org/outreach/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007683
George Garner (2 месяца назад)
Mr Beat what is it you and your kind don't get we are already paying for everyone in one way or another universal health insurance would solve this problem
Steve Rants (2 месяца назад)
Republican death panels.
Aroop Roelofs (2 месяца назад)
Dutch healthcare is quite good (except on some stuff). America might have a huge military power, but they lack behind in quite a lot of other stuff...
Helen E (2 месяца назад)
Sadly they don't see health care as a human right, as the rest of us do. Greetings from Norway.
Super Thunder Gamer (2 месяца назад)
This is something Republicans don’t get, health care should be a right! This is when Socialism is okay but not too much, the government should pay for healthcare if you can not afford it! If you can, maybe not!
dan lepore (2 месяца назад)
So the real reason for the abomination that is US health care is greed!
KO GOAT (2 месяца назад)
I'm 17 years old and I too have Crohn's disease and have gone through 3 surgerys. And everything went well, currently writing this while I'm in the hospital from my last surgery. But since I'm under 18 I don't have pay a penny and I'm thankful. I nor my parents could have payed for everything without my health insurance which is 10CARE. I FEEL BLESSED
Helen E (2 месяца назад)
Where do you live?
Zoe Guelfand (2 месяца назад)
The thing is, who is going to pay for these very expensive healthcare programs? We have Medicare, Medicaid, and now Obama Care... These programs just drain tax dollars and American funds and we became dependent on them. Simply, America cannot afford such programs.
Helen E (2 месяца назад)
Are you saying you poorer than every country in Europe, Australia, Canada and New Zealand?
George Garner (2 месяца назад)
I support universal health insurance and health care for ever American it's immoral not to and the fact is we are already paying for people who don't have health insurance in one way or another my cusion ran up $150,000 in medical bills and guess who paid it you did in one form or another so think about that before you run your mouth
George Garner (2 месяца назад)
Mostly Republican controlled South
AsWeFallAway FigTreeGeneration. (2 месяца назад)
Been sick since 2011. Drs can't figure out why. I WISH SOMEONE COULD!
Peter Goodness (2 месяца назад)
Amazing Red states have worst medical care. Remember vote for trump in 2020. Red states. Hahahaha
Mandraquex3000 (2 месяца назад)
8:01 *update... the top 5% is now around $190,000
malavarena (2 месяца назад)
How do you define universal coverage? Poland has universal coverage, one just needs to register as unemployed if they’re not a student, an employee, under 18, retired or pregnant.
zagadka 3141 (2 месяца назад)
Why is Poland not under "universal healthcare"? I have national healthcare here even though I'm a US citizen. I was in the hospital for a week and didn't pay a penny. My dental is even covered by national healthcare.
Princess SparklySequins (2 месяца назад)
I live in Vermont, and our healthcare system is fantastic. My mom is a doctor, so we know from experience that our Medicaid is _wayyyy_ above average. I wish the whole country had Canadian-style free healthcare, though.
Mhx (2 месяца назад)
We in Poland have collectified healthcare called NFZ - Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia ( National Health Fundage ) and you've putted us in the non-collective group in a table with US!
Mulerider (2 месяца назад)
How do we encourage good health though? So many of things like Type 2 Diabetes and Lung Cancer are preventable.
Helen E (2 месяца назад)
Our health care system works hard to prevent childhood obesity. So every family of a obese child is offered (free) help. This has been a success since the growth of obese children has almost stopped in the last years. It will save our country loads of money in the years to come, since more of these children will be normal weight as adults, and will be able to work and contribute to the society. (Norway)
Teldarin (2 месяца назад)
Wow I'm so glad to live in Germany with proper affortable *healthcare* not some stupid insurance.
Helen E (2 месяца назад)
Trump said a few months ago he wants more Norwegians to move to the US. But we don't really want to.. Few are willing to leave what we have for that.. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-shithole-countries-norway-immigration-american-emigrants-scandinavia-a8159441.html
Teldarin (2 месяца назад)
Never said Germany was the only one with a working system, it is just the country I happen to live in. Let's just be thankful for not living in the US, I could never imagine having to deal with this level of greed.
Helen E (2 месяца назад)
You can live ANYWHERE else in the western world and have the same. It's just the US who is the odd one out. Greetings from Norway.
Manju choudhury (2 месяца назад)
I love my UK health care. Excellent care. I am lucky that I am in UK
Helen E (2 месяца назад)
I feel the same. (I live in Norway.) My brother had a son in January born three month prematurely. He and his mum stayed 3 months in hospital, but they paid nothing for it. I'm expecting twins later this year, and will pay nothing.. How Americans ever dare to have children is beyond me...
Emily December (2 месяца назад)
Medicaid is ok but then you have a harder time finding a doctor and medical office (with proper professional demeanor when it comes to delays and other issues like appointment booking). When I had private insurance through my parent and my job I had excellent physicians who employed the best medical secretaries but now on Medicaid despite me paying taxes since 15, there's a gross difference. I have to fight harder to find excellent specialists. The SYSTEM itself is broken.
TheGodEmperorofMankind (2 месяца назад)
We have private healthcare in the UK as well as universal.
spock (3 месяца назад)
Laughs in Australia

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