The numbers in the graphs below for US health care have close to doubled since 2007.
Here is a statistic that compares costs:
Here is a statistic that shows who gets a cut of those costs:
It's just not providers, let's look at drug prices:
And does all this ridiculous amount of money get you anything extra? See for yourself:
Here is a U.S. Citizen’s personal account of his experience with a very tough accident in Canada :
The U.S. has NO SUPPORT for the sick or disabled!
That is unlike any other developed country in the world.
The U.S. Healthcare is setup to extort the employed via "cost shifting" because the sick or disabled cannot afford the exorbitant costs.
Afterall the wages of the employed can be garnished and they have a salary that can pay bills, however ridiculous it might be!
The U.S. has no concept of "sick days". A few states had to do a lot of thinking before mandating 3 sick days a year.
If you are seeking disability, you have to apply for it and wait for it (can take months to years for approval) and not work during the whole time.
Instead of complaining about the A.C.A, next time you are with your provider, ask:
- how much are you charging me and my insurance company?
You might also share these videos with your social circle:
Write to your senators to remove tax breaks for employers providing health insurance and let the patients regain control over their own health by letting them pay for health insurance themselves.
I have drawn a lot of flack and threats, including from providers, for suggesting the above, but Medicare has asked these same questions and hospitals have realized significant efficiency and increased profits from introspection:
For true reform, we need a well educated public: who are not blinded by popular myths (US Healthcare is expensive because everyone sues their doctors!) and really understand the reality.
The house is stacked against the public; guess which industry spend the most on lobbying?
Listen, if you, the American Citizen are not going to reform the healthcare industry, it's not going to reform itself!