A nation of emigrants


Oct 25, 2005
"Fishface" said:
What the people of the USA pay in medical the people of Europe pay in taxes.
...out of the frying pan and into the fire...
I don't think so. It would be naive or disingenuous to contend that Europe doesn't have its own deep-seated and structural problems but I feel that Europe offers a better "deal." Medical expenses, which you refer to, are the number one cause for bankruptcy in the United States. And the number of people uninsured and underinsured continues to grow:
Big rise in US figures for poor health cover
The number of US adults underinsured for health care jumped by a “startling” 60 per cent between 2003 and 2007, up from 16m to more than 25m, a leading health research foundation reported on Monday.
Together with those who have no health insurance, or who go without health cover for part of the year, 75m people, or 42 per cent of the adult population, were either uninsured or underinsured last year, the Commonwealth Fund reported.