Five Myths About Health Care Around The World

Posted by Betham37
I found this very compelling about health care.  It’s too bad that more people don’t read this, specifically our Republican friends who think the Public Option is socialism.

I just pray that our President listens to Teddy and gets a good health care bill with the Public Option to sign.


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7 responses to “Five Myths About Health Care Around The World

  1. “The world champion at controlling medical costs is Japan, even though its aging population is a profligate consumer of medical care. On average, the Japanese go to the doctor 15 times a year, three times the U.S. rate.”

    I can attest to the fact that even though I am on Medicare I rarely go to the Doctor because no matter what there is always a bill for what Medicare won’t pay and I MUST pay. Last time I went to the emergency room for an eye irritation I was sent a bill for $400. That doesn’t sound like much but believe me, I would never go to the Doctor before that $400 is payed off. Other countries don’t have that problem.

    and remember, if you want private insurance and can pay for it you are free to do so.

  2. betham37

    You are so right Geo. We have both Medicare and Tri Care for Life which is for retired military. What Medicare doesn’t pay, Tri Care will pay, so we are VERY lucky and don’t have to pay any bills.

    We go to our PCP twice a year, unless of course we get sick. But then we end up seeing a PA, and I would rather see a NP or even an RN because I believe they are better qualified then a PA. But, so far, knock on wood, the PA has diagnosed everything correctly.

    We both do go to a cardiologist. I have two Cardiologists. One is for the heart and the other is vascular because I have an aneurysm in my abdomen that they keep a close eye on. In fact, I get an ultrasound on my stomach twice a year, just to make sure it hasn’t grown. A pain but at least I know that if it gets to a certain size they will operate.

    Anyway, I really feel for people that have to pay lots for their health care. It’s time for the US to change.

    • audiegrl

      You are so right. We are the only industrialized Western nation with out it. If they can spend billions on a unnecessary war, then we should damn well be able to spend it on the health care of our citizens.

  3. Chris Hoelzer

    I do agree that this country needs some kind of health care reform. Both sides of the argument have good points. What I want to know is the truth. I read and watch liberal and conservative news, gaining nothing but two different stories. Why can’t our government work together and come up with something we can all agree on instead of working behind closed doors and trying to rush everything? Just don’t seem right…

    • audiegrl

      Chris I agree that both Democrats and Republican’s should be working together. But that is not going to happen anytime soon.

      The Republicans are adding amendments to and changing the bill. But no matter how much they add and change the bill, they are saying,

      “oh, BTW, all forty of us are voting no”

      That’s the problem, we don’t have a ‘loyal opposition’, we just have~~~no, no, and did I forget to mention no.

      The Senate and Congress are supposed to be working for us. They seem to have forgotten that part on their way to Washington. 😉

  4. Thanks for sharing this informative article. It’s difficult to formulate an intelligent decision on the issue when the policy-makers, media, & general public put their spin on it.

    • audiegrl

      I can’t remember what TV show said this, but a lawyer was telling a innocent defendant that the ‘actual truth’ really didn’t matter, the only thing that matters was the ‘perceived truth’

      That just about sums up our political discourse. 😉

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