I downloaded this program from Netflix to exercise by and I learned a few things from it about health care delivery system in other countries. The reporter visited the UK, Japan,Germany, Taiwan, and Switzerland and found in some respects we resemble each of these countries in parts of our health care system. Each country has problems and some dissatisfaction but none of them comes even close to paying as much as a proportion of Gross Domestic Product as the US. What the hour long program does conclude is what the reporter states at the outset: the US "system" needs to be repaired. He does it with an eye on what might or might be acceptable to the average (insured) American.
As we watch our leaders inch forward in an attempt to debate how to make the needed changes. It's impossible to have a debate when the only people open to change are tghe Democrats. The Republicans for some reason continue to refuse to contribute to the debate. As long as they say there is no need to make changes the Democrats have to form their usual circular firing squad, to the detriment of what's left of the debate. That people without health insurance can support the Republican rhetoric is an ongoing source of amazement to me. My wife and I paid a preventative visit to our family doctor yesterday. Her copay is $20, mine is $25 through our work insurance. She pays $320 a month for insurance, I pay nothing. We still get heaps of paperwork and occasional refusals to pay. However over the years we have learned how to refute refusals to pay but it is painstaking and irritating. I still support Medicare for all and would join medicare now if I were allowed to.