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This is your periodic reminder that medical debt isn’t something that exists outside of the US. It doesn’t exist in any other western/capitalist countries. It doesn’t exist in any socialist countries. It doesn’t even exist in any of those 3rd world countries we bomb for oil.

Just us.

StockGoddess
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Not true. But we are the worse.

"While there are medical bankruptcies in Europe, Canada and Australia as well, Americans still have it worse. Over 50% of Americans believe that they wouldn’t be able to deal with the costs of a major health issue. After all, the average medical bill for a hospital stay in the US costs $5,220 per day."

https://balancingeverything.com/medical-bankruptcies-statist...


And then there is this.

"As it turns out, medical bankruptcy is almost unheard of outside of the United States. Other developed economies (except China) have single-payer health care systems where medical costs are financed by taxes, not by premium-financed insurance. In these countries, there are no out-of-pocket costs for medical care and thus no bankruptcy caused by medical debts. In countries without single-payer systems besides the United States, there is generally no requirement that medical procedures be provided without payment, and thus procedures are paid for prior to treatment being rendered."

https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/medical-b...

The last bolded section seems to imply that unless you pay upfront, you are turned away. Would that mean even if your condition was life threatening?

gcr
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