US Healthcare System Explained

US Healthcare System Explained


If you look at lists regarding which countries have the best healthcare and landed in rather unsual places seems rather strange I know but hear me out For some reason places turned a dark red and Japan followed cause Japan and another hand fell on the Islands Big list of random facts with a rather odd close up and closer and closer we can see it better now and the useless facts go away

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  1. What's your experience with the healthcare system in your country? Did you receive treatment you needed or was it denied because you couldn't afford it?

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  2. I am Disabled and on a Low Fixed Income. Disability = Poverty. Healthcare needs to be considered as aright. There need t be laws that would not allow a hospital etc to just charge what ever they want to and would not allow them to deny people. If you don't have the money you will get ALL the SAME Services someone who is not poor and who can afford the care without insurance would have to pay and those on low fixed incomes would NOT PAY but get all the same. Paying for a band aid that only cost 2 penny's to make and actually paying 500.00 for it is not very fair. Another thing is that you will see that your insurance company will pay MORE for the same thing that they could charge out of pocket but if the hospital, wheelchair shop, Dr office/lab etc they will try to charge you the same unless you can show them and they will give you the out of pocket cost. You will notice that that drug you was prescribed 10 years ago is now an over the counter. Most out of pocket expenses are still well way out of range for a person to afford and just because you are on a low fixed income doesn't mean you can afford it.

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  3. Want to get free healthcare in the USA? Use the emergency room/urgent care if you have pain and then just not pay the bill.

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  4. They want to call it "free market", but when lives are involved you can't be all for profit, (why police and fire no longer private), not like if unconscious or in an emergency or need medical attention you have time or capability to "shop around" for the best deal or negotiate prices for supplies at the hospital, It shouldn't be like buying a car or groceries. Free meaning you can choose in a free market. Even med flights are all private now, are we expected to shop around and negotiate with life threatening injuries or when unconscious, or a head injury?

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  5. Whether health care is payed for by the gov or not it is not natural to pay that much money. It is in part thanks to inflation and this video didn't tell me why the inflation happened.

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  6. “Yo dude I just got shot”

    “*50 grand*”

    “Wait what!?”

    “*Sir that will be 50 Grand*”

    “I’ll just bleed out thanks.”

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  7. so yea if you need medical care in the us go to canada or mexico it will be better and cheaper even with out insurance.

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  8. Health insurance and health professionals in the United States have no reasonable or sane excuse for the prices charged. You don't need me to tell you that it is literally impossible. Erm, unless you just go in for a quick office visit, and that's still going to run at least $200.00 to $300.00. A relative of mine had to go in for a blood transfusion a couple of years ago. 1 pint of blood (donated for free) cost $12,000.00. Absolutely serious. If something isn't done this system is going to totally implode.

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  9. To those saying its bad:

    Its quality for higher price. You get the care you need immediately. You don't have to wait 4 MONTHS in an emergency room to get something checked out. Why do you think Canadians come to the USA for healthcare? Because it's great. We have made the biggest medical advancements out of any other country. Do you want a free burger, or a pricey steak? Take your pick.

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  10. Cost of insurance is not a healthcare issue but here we are. Doctors, nurses and hospitals are protected by law to scam the bleeding public. The public has no bargaining power over them, the insurance companies do and they chose to pay high fees so they can charge large insurance premiums. Besides, ins companies can skip on covering the insured by their loopholes in their plans.

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  11. My dad (Who is 50yrs old) just got his 6th skin cancer spot and he usually pays about $4,000 depending on how much flesh needs to be removed… 

    Guess I'm moving to Sweden

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  12. The UK system would work for the US, its a system ran by the government who is held to account by the electorate.

    The system is payed for via taxes, which are placed into a single fund and pay for the cost of running the system for everyone.

    Nearly everything thing with the exception of some private care and drugs are free regardless of what you need
    and how expensive your treatment would be.

    You will never get a medical bill or expenses except for those exceptions.

    That expands to visitors as well

    The NHS is free at the point of delivery.

    It is a fantastic system that works to provide the best excellent quality of care to everyone

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  13. Lol if you gonna die go to uk free health care that what I guy did he needed surgery so he went to uk got it and left

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  14. Americans are the least healthy people and still they refuse to have Universal Healthcare!

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  15. I hate the healthcare in the United States. It is something that I really didn't miss when I was abroad and would be a plus to taking a job abroad. I pay 3 times the price in monthly premiums here than I would if I lived in Japan instead not including things like copays and recieve lower quality service to add insult to injury!

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  16. I’m from Austria and I am asking myself how much an ambulance in America costs? Can someone tell me?😅

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  17. In Malaysia you only have to pay 1 buck for most basic procedures such as for wards etc. Free healthcare should be America's top priority. Please vote wisely for 2020 election!

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  18. If a person wishes to avoid the expenses of chronic care or expensive illnesses, all one has to do is die healthy, or as healthy as they can. It sounds counterintuitive but much of the medical costs one incurs comes as on grows older and usually unhealthier. By staying as healthy as possible for as long as possible one avoids all the expensive tests and doctor's visits as well as unnecessary hospitalizations, that's what breaks people.

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  19. A pharmacist should be able to approve the sell of antibiotics. Like they can in many other countries. That would help costs immensely. Doctors can't tell the difference between a viral and a bacterial infection any more than a pharmacist, or anyone else for that matter. And doctors would assume far less liability regarding antibiotics .

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  21. Check this… Suicide is illegal but refusing healthcare because the cost, is virtually suicide -yet that's ok.

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  22. I lived 11 years in US, and trust me I loved every second but these insurance policies scary me and i don’t want to deal with it when I’m getting old so one reason why I’m moving back to Germany. Will miss you US.

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  23. The U.S isnt on the list because we are the one's inventing health care while defending the countrys that are benefitting from it. Maybe if we got out of the UN and stopped providing their defense it would be completeley different.

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  24. I have to pay cash for medical care because it's significant;y cheaper than any decent ACA plan. I'm an independent contractor who makes too much for a subsidy but too little to afford the premium and deductible. I'd have to pay (in 2015) a minimum of $3000 a year (probably more now) in deductibles before my coverage kicks in. That's on top of a $300/month premium. That's a minimum $6,600 a year for medical insurance vs maybe $1,000 a year tops if I pay out of pocket.

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  25. Come to Chennai is the medical captain of india. You can see lot of foreigners came to Chennai for treatment. Use this opportunity and not get bankrupt by American medical system.

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  26. Denmark : Spends $4,779 per person on health care and covers everyone

    US : Spends $10,348 per person on health care and still bankrupts people everyday

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  27. Having administered medicaid-for the poor-you do not have wide access to those in the medical field because not all participate the reimbursements are so low. NO the govt does not give you all what you want. That is true of medicaid. E.g. it is very hard to find a dentist who takes medicaid. If you do they will be booked for months & believe me people on medicaid have lousy teeth. Don't think that people are necessarily going to go into medicine if you're gonna make take a salary of $15/hr.

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  28. US hospitals all have financial aid. Ask how many people with the severest diseases have been remedied: ALS, MS, triple bypass, ebola, Creutzfield Jacob, MD, CF. What they want you to do in Europe is self-euthanize.

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  29. 19.8% of US gdp of health care? more like less that 5% the rest goes to the goverment for other spending, there is no way a country misserably fail to treat it citizens that badly, the money must be going somewhere else.

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  30. Broke my arm once, compound fracture. And cost 180000 to fix with 50000 life flight of 50miles. Frickin joke.

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  31. Did you ever know Russia provides ALL its citizens with FREE HEALTHCARE?Checkout my experience on my channel 👌

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  32. I don’t go to the doctor much because of cost. I’ve used the internet to see if I should go or treated myself.

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  33. The health care insurance CEO's in the USA each get more in annual bonuses than they will allow a person to have use for heath care their whole lifetime.. We pay, and pay, and pay..and still have the poor medical care and the worst health of all the rich countries.. Our Government does not protect the environment for the safety and health of it's population because they have nothing to lose. The health care insurance companies…use our high health care insurance payments to lobby against us instead of using it for our health care..

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  34. I got a really bad infection here in Australia , I took a ambulance to the ER . saw a doctor and was on IV antibiotics for a week cost to me out of pocket $0

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  35. You cannot find in the US constitution that it's the federal government's job to worry about healthcare. If anything it should be left to the states to deal with healthcare. READ THE CONSTITUTION!

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  36. "Pacience" is probably sabotage of english language, and said among "Church Folk" and to others to sabotage Medicine as "the serpent(s) on the medical staff(s)" and possibly "to get more patients", as in "to get more humans to treat" by "doctors".

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  37. Is It not possible to fix Health Care System In US? If you have a special health care fund that receives money from a health care tax that every citizen pays to every year. The tax could even be progressive so citizens with low income pays little and people with high income pay little more. There would be money to that fund then that will increase each year by the money from tax and interest. This money could be used to pay health care for citizens who do not have enough money to pay all costs. It should work because all citizen don't get sick at the same time.

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  38. in india, the treatment is cheapest if you subscribe to the govt healthcare plan. Though few states don't allow this healthcare plan because their political party is the opposition of central govt. 😆😁

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  39. The Hippocratic Oath is actually not taken by most doctors. It is considered an out of date contract that can force doctors to not be able to operate in certain conditions.

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  40. One more thing… Once we get “cheaper” healthcare using taxpayers money and employing thousands of bureaucrats in the government, if you ever need the best surgeon, you will still have to pay a lot. Otherwise, the doctor’s office won’t find an available time slot since so many Europeans have already scheduled in front of you… The best physicians live in America. Not all of them, but most. I know. I have been to the best.

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  41. Only one more thing…I lived in California and Oregon 18 years. Most of the cost of healthcare there was illegal aliens and people with no reported income. That is not figured into the cost per person in America. We had 15 million illegal aliens in California by the year 1996.

    The cost of covering people who pay no taxes is excessive. I watched my clinic close down after going bankrupt. There would be 60 aliens in the front waiting room and 60 more as you got past that barricade. I think I was the only paying customer, and I wasn’t rich. This is a real public healthcare in America. Those who have money are already paying for those who don’t. My ambulance driver told me that I was charged so much because I was paying for 12 people who would not pay.

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  42. jesus, that´s disgusting.
    if that would happen here in Europe, the hospitals would be burned to the ground, with the doctors inside , periode

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  43. Happened to me, I tripped and ended up busting two of my teeth in half. My friends told me I had to go tot he ER and when I suggested calling an ambulance they all told me not to because they would charge me a ton for one. I ended up being driven tot he ER by a friends aunt and while at the hospital they rubbed anti bacterial cream on my wounds. That cost around 350 dollars. Not even the whole tube, just some on my wounds which were on my arm and face, but they only applied it to my arm.

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  44. Lol wow one must save to be prepared for treatment? That’s crazy how does one even know how much an surgery will be? That’s Twilight Zone stuff, love your article, you nailed it, you just have to talk about those that cannot work because they are sick, they get left to die!! Evil country. What is the morals of country if you deny them an FAIR price for the most important thing you have in life, your health!

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  45. at 7:55 there's a mistake in the graphics: IV bag and tissues: the pictures got mixed up … in case that's interesting for anyone

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  46. I live in America. My lower back was hurting, so I went to see a doctor. The bill is $394.

    アメリカで住んでいます。腰が痛いから、医者を合いました。ビルは¥43060です。

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