In the U.S. it is a different story indeed. My daughter’s stay in the hospital for her recent hysterectomy was in excess of $100,000. Luckily she has good insurance. That is not always the case for everyone. Medical expense is the number one reason for personal bankruptcy in the U.S.
After my post about going to see the doctor yesterday, my dear blogging friend Kim sent me a link to a very interesting video. This may be of great interest to British readers.
Few of us here know much about private health care, although a percentage of people do pay into a scheme to get preferential, or faster treatment. Having a pet might make you realise just how expensive treatment and drugs can be these days, as I have found out with Ollie’s trips to the Vet.
In this short film, random people on a British street are asked to guess the cost of medical treatments and drugs in America, for example an asthma inhaler.
Their answers are very interesting.
Given the recent publicity about government ministers considering significant changes to the NHS and overall healthcare provision in this country, this is something we all need to be aware of.
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