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Haven’t had that experience yet. Something is waiting for me around the corner. But hope my insurance takes care of it as well… Thankfully. you got through it with hard earned finances intact. Many look at daily rate, not benefits down the road. Good for you sir. Would liked to have sailed with you and shared a cup of coffee in the morning. You get it sir…

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12 years ago I had surgery, in the hospital for a week. 60,000 dollars followed by chemo every 2 weeks at 30,000 each trip for 6 months. 7 years later had to have more chemo but I was not in the USA. Exact same chemo was 12,000 every 2 weeks and the service was better.
Been lucky for years now but no longer believe the US has the best healthcare. In the US its kinda like buying a Toyota at a Rolls Royce price when all you need is dependable transportation.

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In the past few years I’ve had my cancerous prostate removed, had a specialist root around in my stomach twice to find out why I was suffering from bad indigestion, had a CT scan and two echo scans on my heart, will be having a biopsy taken for a spot on my leg and expect shortly to have a sebaceous cyst removed from my head. All courtesy of my taxes that help pay for the National Health Service here in the UK. All my medication is free because I’m pretty ancient.

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All courtesy of my taxes that help pay for the National Health Service here in the UK. All my medication is free because I’m pretty ancient.
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You are very fortunate. The ancient folks in the US get some health care but it only pays for about 80% of the cost. Considering the high cost in the USA that 20% can put one into poverty pretty quick. If you are not ancient? You have to rely on Medicaid which is for the poorest of the poor. You cannot have any assets, house etc., you’re screwed. After you get well under Medicaid you go live in a tent on the street. :grinning:

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I do consider myself to be very fortunate! Younger people in the UK pay towards medication, unless they have a chronic illness then it’s free but treatment is free to all ages.

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That is a concept that is hard for most people in the USA to imagine, taxes paying for healthcare. Forty years ago my aunt was visiting my cousin who was in Oxford studying and my aunt had a heart episode. Rather serious episode and it required a few days in the hospital there for proper tests. The most stressful thing about her stay was her worrying about the cost. She could not get it thru her head that one did not have to pay to stay alive or avoid bankruptcy. She eventually happily accepted that fact.
She left the hospital in London, returned to the USA and lived to be 95.

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Wonder where the remote is, I need my Andy Griffin.

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