The health care system all around the world is becoming more developed each day thanks to many generous donors who provide the funds to make that possible. Health care in the United States is not the only developed health care and in fact, many people are flying from the U.S. to other countries now to get medically treated. This article will explain some thoughts about health care in the U.S. versus health care in some other developed countries. Obviously, there could be books written about this subject and this article will attempt to shed a little light on health care worldwide.
1. The health care is more expensive in the U.S. than any other place in the world. According to this site, the U.S. is three times more expensive than Canada’s health care and Canada has a very developed health care system. Many people would tend to say that the health care in the U.S. is the best and cleanest, but how many of those people have ever been to places like Bangkok, Thailand, or Delhi, India to see some of the finest hospitals in existence. Pride is always going to be there in thinking that their country is the best, but the truth is the U.S. charges way too much for the same quality health care that other countries can offer. For example, if you want to have a c-section in the U.S., you will pay at least $15,000 and that is a good price. If you have that same procedure done in Mexico, you may pay $1,500. Same work, same quality, and a huge price difference. The quick response to this is insurance, but insurance and doctor’s fees is a big scam and that is why you can rarely know the price of a medical procedure in advance before you have it done, which leads to the next point.
2. Many medical providers in developed countries will give you quotes before your procedures are done. Many hospitals in the U.S. will not give you a price first, but if you go for a procedure in Japan, you are able to find out almost to the penny what you are paying. This may be a reason why so many people are in debt in the U.S. and other countries have much less debt because they know what they are paying in advance. Imagine if you took your car in for an oil change and the bill came out to be $750? That never happens unless you approve it because they always ask you first. Hospitals tell you what you need and drop the bill on you at the end and expect you to pay it. That is a major difference in health care between the U.S. and other developed countries.
U.S health care is definitely good and quality, but compared to other developed countries and considering price and convenience, there are some other countries that should rank higher all around.