If you're not in the US you might be surprised to see the cost of healthcare. Not included in this number are the specialists and medicines my insurance doesn't cover and I don't submit… approximately $10,000 this year.
It's very expensive to have a chronic disease and terribly sad that uninsured/under-insured people are made to stay ill.
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Sad to hear you are suffering as well. I am terrified of what my results would be for this… it sure is expensive to have chronic illnesses, and the system is way broken.
Believe me, not surprised, I know living in Canada (God bless the healthcare here however imperfect). But I am a US citizen by birth. I hope my daughter stays in Canada. Still, as my daughter knows, "she" is proud to be an "American," really.
This is the one thing I am very thankful for. My husband's job gives us really good healthcare and I our chronically ill son never has to do without a medication or procedure because of cost.
thats bad you dont get any thing like that in the uk
The issue is the health care value chain and payout system which is not geared towards an "outcome" instead focuses on procedure payout and cost cutting.
Check out the analysis done by Porter and Kaplan http://hbr.org/2011/09/how-to-solve-the-cost-crisis-in-health-care/ar/1