I went to the doctor for the first time since I moved. This doctor was trained in Mumbai, London & somewhere in France, and was highly recommended. The waiting room & exam room were clean & hygienic; the process and labs were the same as back at home. Total cost for exam & labs: $24. That’s not my copayment, that’s not my deductible, that is the total. The doc even gave me a receipt to seek reimbursement from my insurer. $24! Amazing. That would have appeared as several hundred dollars on my health instance statement back home. I couldn’t even take my dog to a vet for $24 in NY!
How did the US manage to mess up health care so badly (and please don’t blame the lawyers….)?