Of course we are. No one really REALLY thinks that we’re not.
Some people, like those crazy guys that just moved in down the block, they DO think other parts of the world rank better.
Well, given the peculiarity of the health care market, and the fact that all other industrialized countries have a much less expensive, much more effective, it seems that too much government involvement is not the problem with our current health care system.
The problem is, of course, that it’s just not true.
Now, to be sure, there ARE studies that show the United States coming in some other place than first, but I don’t think the measurement system is really one that can be trusted to measure medical care delivery. Afterall, they’re measuring things not really associated with medical care:
To be sure, some of these are fair measurements. Others, however, not so much. For example, Fair Financing. This metric doesn’t speak to the quality of care, simply the amount of income to purchase it. Others again, fail to measure the qualify of care given. They simply measure distribution of said care. Without a doubt the inclusion of such characteristics may be acceptable from your POLITICAL position, but it in no way measures the quality of care being delivered.
But really, the point I wanna make is this. The world comes here for care. We don’t go there.
In the past five years, would-be parents from as far as Istanbul and Uruguay have turned to healthy, young American mothers to serve as surrogates, according to the Detroit Free Press.
The babies are born U.S. citizens, but surrogacy agency officials say that’s not a primary motivation for the parents, who typically come from European and Latin American countries where surrogacy is illegal or socially unacceptable. The parents have exhausted other options and are willing to pay about $50,000 to $100,000 — part of which goes to the surrogate — to have biological children.
The world, having exhausted all other options, are willing t pay money to come to America to take advantage of our medical delivery services.
So, is the fact that people are willing, and ABLE mind you, to pay $50-$100k for a procedure, impacting the amount of money spent in American health care costs by the way, a good thing or a dirty rotten example of how America just sucks at all things medical care related?
Yeah. That’s what I thought too.