American Healthcare sucks doesn’t it?

Yup, it sure does.

Andry wrote: On a waiter’s/retail salary in America, I couldn’t afford insurance. I was young and in my 20’s so I just took the risk as I am one of those lucky people that don’t often get sick. I hadn’t been to the doctor for a check up (other than a 5 minute once over to get a visa) in so long I cannot remember… perhaps 10 years.

Then I moved to Japan. They have nationalized universal PUBLIC OPTION health care. I signed up at city hall in less than 5 minutes, handed my card on the spot, and now no matter what happens to me I will never pay more than 20% of the costs and my monthly payments are fixed on the previous year’s income. Oh hey and city hall will give me a low-interest loan if I’m ever in a jam and need to pay for a particularly expensive bill. And I’m a foreigner. HEH!

Isn’t that awesome? Japan has some pretty cool public healthcare insurance, just to make sure You don’t end up bankrupt, dead and in a ditch.

Now, I live in the wonderlands of Scandinavia, where Healthcare, education and public transportation actually works, poorly sometimes, but at least it’s there.

And to be fair, the Education system works better than most and the healthcare system sure beats anything the yanks can come up with, mostly because it’s entirely funded through the taxes.

Sure, we have private insurance, but only as an alternative for people with more financial resources than the average and companies.

The average Dane doesn’t have any sort of health insurance, beyond normal accident insurance, why bother? The healthcare system is free and reasonably efficient.

At least we don’t lock our mental ill people up in horrible prisons all the time:

Makes you cry right? Of course it doesn’t, you are to thick to be even vaguely touched to even notice. So, you’re like this:


this morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the US department of energy.
I then took a shower in the clean water provided by the municipal water utility.
After that, I turned on the TV to one of the FCC regulated channels to see what the national weather service of the national oceanographic and atmospheric administration determined the weather was going to be like using satellites designed, built, and launched by the national aeronautics and space administration. I watched this while eating my breakfast of US department of agriculture inspected food and taking the drugs which have been determined as safe by the food and drug administration.

At the appropriate time as regulated by the US congress and kept accurate by the national institute of standards and technology and the US naval observatory, I get into my national highway traffic safety administration approved automobile and set out to work on the roads build by the local, state, and federal departments of transportation, possibly stopping to purchase additional fuel of a quality level determined by the environmental protection agency, using legal tender issed by the federal reserve bank. On the way out the door I deposit any mail I have to be sent out via the US postal service and drop the kids off at the public school.

After spending another day not being maimed or killed at work thanks to the workplace regulations imposed by the department of labor and the occupational safety and health administration, enjoying another two meals which again do not kill me because of the USDA, I drive my NHTSA car back home on the DOT roads, to ny house which has not burned down in my absence because of the state and local building codes and fire marshal’s inspection, and which has not been plundered of all it’s valuables thanks to the local police department.

I then log on to the internet which was developed by the defense advanced research projects administration and post on and fox news forums about how SOCIALISM in medicine is BAD because the government can’t do anything right

And remember, the Death Committee oversees us all, just like the Ministry of Life directs the Danish healthcare system, and if you break your arm and haven’t paid your taxes this year?

Tough shit. /humour.

Yup, all bullshit.


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