By Anonymous - 13/8/2021 10:02

Free healthcare, now!

Today, I flew to America for my dad's funeral. I broke my vials of insulin and went to a pharmacy for a refill. No one told me they charge for insulin in America. One vial cost 270 dollars, the funeral is three days away and after booking a hotel, I have 6 dollars to feed myself. FML
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By  Chazzster  |  22

I am sorry that the USA’s healthcare system costs was such a shock to you. I hope that someone in your family is able to help you out with the costs.

As bad as this was for you, the FML is really for those of us born into this ridiculous healthcare system. We have to either have expensive health insurance and co-insurance (insurance that covers the cost your primary insurance doesn’t pay) and expensive co-pays or be stuck paying the full price for all medical procedures and prescriptions. I have read that one of the biggest causes of bankruptcy in the USA is a major medical emergency in the family.

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  Suzi_d16  |  26

If you’re working and paying your tax/national insurance, then you’re contributing to the running costs of the NHS and not actually “letting everyone else” pay for it.

By  Chazzster  |  22

I am sorry that the USA’s healthcare system costs was such a shock to you. I hope that someone in your family is able to help you out with the costs.

As bad as this was for you, the FML is really for those of us born into this ridiculous healthcare system. We have to either have expensive health insurance and co-insurance (insurance that covers the cost your primary insurance doesn’t pay) and expensive co-pays or be stuck paying the full price for all medical procedures and prescriptions. I have read that one of the biggest causes of bankruptcy in the USA is a major medical emergency in the family.

By  failedgamer01  |  19

Diabetes is awful for those who live in the US. Insulin prices are a constant struggle. It breaks my heart to know that loved ones are having such a hard time affording something they desperately need.

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  pink unicorn  |  7

because they are free (or almost, like a few bucks, if you are not resident) everywhere in Europe.... makes perfect sense for all Europeans... 270$ for à life saving drug? you are not chocked?! So if you are poor you just die? what a disgusting mentality

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  Nhayaa2.0  |  17

I think it's more about the price than having to pay for it, really. Prices in the US are crazy. Some meds and medical care are sometimes 10 times higher than in Europe. In here, health is not a free market.