Originally posted by KewpieI'm not sure if this figure is correct, but healthcare does cost a lot in America. Overpriced pharmaceuticals, administrative fees, malpractice insurance, sky high tuition, lawyers, and continuing education costs are just some of the reasons for this.
In a recent episode of The Good Wife (ep.89 in season 4), it was indicated that employer-provided health care was worth $30,000 a year. Any American care to clarify or confirm this unbelievable amount?
Originally posted by caissad4I'd say that's the 'health insurance' way.
Medicine, as it is generally practiced in the US, is primarily about money. My encounters with doctors here has revealed that true healers and dedicated MD's are disappearing rapidly. It is treated as primarily a business and medicine is just the vehicle.
There are, of course, exceptions but they are vanishing breed.
That is, sadly, the American Way.