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Dutch Wrote: Tony as I have said in many threads; it is part of the stupidity here to refuse to copy other countries who have an excellent healthcare system and have real control over the doctors, hospitals and pharma industry. In this corrupt country this seems to be impossible because of our fantastic lobby system which protects all the crooks. In Europe prices in the healthcare system are fixed and contracted with the healthcare industry as well no lobby system or pharma adds on TV! They have to commit to regular review etc. and can't raise prices on their own.As long as the US continues as such , then only the lawyers get rich and the healthcare patient poor. As I said before the healthcare here is an total rip-off ; dentists here totally overprice as well bad work. In Europe a "tenth of the cost compared to here. Trump is right; this is an corrupt country.
It's a bit more complicated than that.
The vast majority of European and other Western countries prescribe their patients drugs that were manufactured in the good ole US of A. In fact, American citizens bear the burden of other countries price controls because R&D costs a lot of money and that cost is funneled down to us because of other countries price controls.
I know this from experience. I have a degree in healthcare management and fully understand how the health care and pharmaceutical industries function.
So the next time you want to bitch about America, maybe look in the mirror and ask why it is that other countries take advantage of our system and force regular Americans to subsidize their health care. They want all the advantages of Western medicine, but don't want to pay their fair share.
And I really encourage you to think twice before you respond with a personal attack calling me a flag waiving idiot who is stuck on island. This is one subject that I understand extremely well. Don't bring a knife to a gun fight because I can get extremely wonky when it comes to discussing health care.
Dutch Wrote: No wonder Obama care and Medicare is going broke.
No, they aren't.