Scandinavia and the World

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Taxes, Healthcare and Culture 14 10, 7:03pm

When I was getting treated for my allergies, I was seeing my regular doctor once a month, the allergist every 6 months. The only thing I had to worry about was the cost of the medicine.

I could get into an accident today, be taken to the hospital, treated for a broken arm, then walk out without paying a single cent. No worries about $3 each Aspirin , the cost of a cast, admittance fees (yes, they exist in the US). 4-6 weeks later I'd get a bill for the ambulance ride...maybe. It might take me a while to see a specialist or have elective surgery done, but I'm not going to go broke because I got sick. (Or start a meth lab because I have cancer--- Breaking Bad has no basis in Canada)