I find it amazing that Americans have yet to revolt about the price of healthcare in our country. Foreigners from countries with better outcomes think we are mad.
CommonDreams.org posted the following recently.
'So If You're Poor, You're Dead'? Watch These Brits Gasp When They Find Out Cost of Healthcare in the United States
"The cost of American healthcare is literally unimaginable to most British people."
Britons in a video released Tuesday expressed incredulity and shock at the high cost of healthcare in the United States and thanked the United Kingdom's publicly-funded and administered National Health Service for sparing the country's people such exorbitant prices.
"So if you're poor, you're dead," one young woman tells the interviewer from Joe Politics after hearing an asthma inhaler in the for-profit U.S. system costs between $250 and $300.
Two different men appear shocked when told Americans can be charged $2,500 for an ambulance ride.
"For real?" one asks. "Why?" asks another.
Watch the video:
"I've said it before and I'll say it again," tweeted historian David Walsh, "the cost of American healthcare is literally unimaginable to most British people."
The person-on-the-street interviews that make up the four minute video come in the wake of reports in late November that the ruling Conservative Party, which faces off against left-leaning Labour on December 12 in national elections, is planning on opening the U.K.'s health system to a more U.S. approach after leaving the European Union.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called the reporting on the NHS's potential turnover to the U.S., based on a leaked, unredacted 451 pages of trade documents, evidence that Conservative leader Boris Johnson's denials were "in tatters."
"We have now got evidence that under Boris Johnson the NHS is on the table and will be up for sale," Corbyn said. "He tried to cover it up in a secret agenda and today it has been exposed."
"Brits can't fathom the barbarity of America's healthcare system," tweeted progressive radio host Benjamin Dixon. "But if they don't vote Labour, they'll find out once the NHS is sold off to America's healthcare vultures."
The British do not need to figure out if the private sector can improve a comparably good system. They just need to look at America to understand what their future would be like.
One hopes Independent Media in the United Kingdom expose the evil and immoral system in the United States so they won't be coerced into mortgaging their future health and financial well-being.
And Americans need to forego the indoctrination for the corporatocracy and start looking out for themselves, for their own interests. Medicare for All is the only option.