First-world healthcare in other first-world countries; third-world healthcare in Virginia
First-world health care: A Canadian responds to right-wing bashing of Canada’s single-payer, Medicare for All system. (I heard a Canadian speaker say recently that Canadians travel in the US with some anxiety. They know that if they have a medical emergency while traveling in the US, they might wind up with a bill of tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars, which they could never pay — something which is unthinkable in Canada. On the other hand, we’ve all heard the stories of busloads of Americans who go to Canada to buy their drugs. Or used to; I believe Big Pharma made that illegal when their bought-off legislators passed Medicare Part D.).
Third-world healthcare in Virginia: Hundreds of poor people wait for hours for treatment in horse stalls and poultry barn:
First-world healthcare in first-world countries. This excellent Frontline special describes the healthcare systems in 5 other rich, capitalist countries. Altho there is considerable variation between these systems, all had these things in common: (1) Coverage is universal. (2) Public support for these systems is very high. (3) No one EVER goes bankrupt because of medical bills: