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Sick and uninsured in the US

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Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/7833290.stm

BBC North America editor Justin Webb spares a thought for the 15% of Americans without health insurance, after his son needed hospital treatment - and the bills started arriving in the post.

The US spends about $2 trillion (£1.37 trillion) per year on health Washington Children's Hospital could easily be part of the British National Health System. The staff are helpful enough, but brusque and overworked.

There is a lot of waiting. The lifts do not all function.

Read On......

For those of you who find this article surprising I strongly recommend that you watch Sicko. Details here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386032/


^Oh yes, Thanks for pointing it out. I somehow missed it. But, its kinda old movie now. Thought this was some recent piece of news and replied hastily. Next time, I'll be more careful.
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