FOR OVER 40 YEARS I DIDN’T WORRY ABOUT MEDICAL BILLS UNTIL I MOVED TO AMERICA

The bill for three nights of hospital stay, access to oxygen, food and the routine checkup came with a shocking bill of $32,000. I was literally gobsmacked, but we were lucky; because we had our travel insurance with us, the out of pocket cost was AU$100 (US$73) and the Australian travel insurance took care of the rest of the bill.

Lee Camp: STOP ARGUING, Both Sides Of Healthcare Debate Exploit The Sick For Profit

The reason the healthcare debate isn’t actually a debate in this country is because talk of single-payer universal healthcare isn’t anywhere near the conversation. It’s so marginalized, which is pathetic, because the US is the only developed country in the world that doesn’t provide this to its citizens. When the idea of healthcare as a human right isn’t part of the US healthcare debate, guess what? – There ain’t no real debate.