The Denver Post talks with a Taiwanese immigrant who is aghast at the expense and inefficiency of the US health insurance industry. A nugget:
He’s figured that (not only that it’s more expensive, but that it doesn’t work very well–ed.) out already as well. “I found in total every year I have to pay $17,000 to the hospital and insurance company if I use maximum service. Compare $17,000 with $700, that’s 24 times difference.”
But he’s not going to get 24 times better health care, which he has discovered as well. “One day my daughter got sick. We sent her to hospital, and imagined this society has good hospitals and advanced technologies that exist to serve people. We waited from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. in emergency room. With this speed of service, I began to question my understanding of the word ’emergency.’?” He says that he looked it up, just to verify that “emergency” is the word for something that requires immediate action.