[extropy-chat] Who Gets Expensive Treatments Under Socialism? (was Cryonics is the only option?)
pharos at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 15:47:12 UTC 2007
On 4/16/07, Rafal Smigrodzki wrote:
> ### Absolutely incorrect. The US governments spend more per person on
> healthcare for the uninsured than most European systems spend on the
> insured there, so (unfortunately, in my opinion) everybody here gets
> expensive treatments, whether life-saving or not.
for a good summary.
The references at the end of the article are also worth reading.
In the United States, around 85% of citizens have health insurance,
either through their employer or purchased individually.
Federal law ensures public access to emergency services regardless of
ability to pay. Those without health insurance coverage are expected
to pay privately for medical services. Health insurance is expensive
and medical bills are overwhelmingly the most common reason for
personal bankruptcy in the United States.
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