I have been hospitalized in three different countries (USA, South Africa, and Greece) and spent enough time with medical issues on the road to see differences in healthcare costs and in the way I was treated.
Today, the US is the only country in the developed world without universal healthcare. There is heavy opposition from those who distrust further government interference in our medical system or see it as a huge burden on taxpayers. The US would be much better off adopting a single payer universal system in terms of both cost and effectiveness. I used my background in economics and statistical research to explore some of the issues with healthcare in the US. I didn’t like what I found.