I'm moving to Canada.
So, I went to the doctors today. All they did was touch my ankle, and give me a ten dollar splint from Walmart.
They charged me $2087.00 for that, and I do have insurance.
So, I made this about it:
I also did a little research.
The $125 billion spent on health care in 2010 (in Canada) is approximately $3,663 per Canadian. Now, Canada gets free health care (well, they apy through taxes.) Source
Now to have a child in the US costs "Data gathered from 2008 by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shows that the charge for an uncomplicated cesarean section is approximately $15,000, while an uncomplicated vaginal birth runs about $9,000." Source
I will gladly pay more taxes and hope I don't have to go the hospital, rather than not pay health care taxes and have to worry about how much a splint will cost me as a college student with a minimum wage job.
Also, just thought I'd throw this in. 9.4% of people in Canada live below the poverty line. 12% of people in the United States live below the poverty line.
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