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  • Yes- No other country can top it, that's why everyone comes here

    1 1.96%
  • Heck no, just because we have a lot of technology doesn't mean much

    30 58.82%
  • Could be, but we have a lot to learn from ourselves and other places.

    18 35.29%
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    Do you think that the US system is the BEST in the world?

    Not only in terms of the system, but in terms of access, and technology and etc? Would you ONLY want to be treated in the US if something were to happen?

    Why or why not?

    I am genuinely interested in opinions. This is spurned by a few things going on on the board, but also by this guy who is in my online class, who got me curious.
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    I think we have some of the best in terms of doctors and technology.

    I think our access and ability to obtain care SUCK and is discriminatory and unfair.
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    I think that just because we spend more per capita and have access to more technology than some places, that doesn't mean best.

    I think there are certain aspects, like Tricare, which are pretty awesome, and we have access to a great number of specialists, but I also think a great number of those specialists are foreign trained, and come to the US for any number of reasons.

    I personally feel we could be better, and with few exceptions, I wouldn't mind being trained, or being treated overseas, especially as we have dealt and will continue to deal with several of the ramifications of Bush's policies regarding science, that other countries do not have to wrestle with.
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    for me it is somewhere between "heck no" and "could be"....


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    There are a LOT of things we do really, really well. Our care and treatment is exceptional.... for those who can get it. Our access to health care can be questionable for far too many people.
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    That would be a big HECK NO from me. Not so much the quality but the accessibility. I miss my German health insurance. And there I was complaining about a $15 office fee I had to pay a quarter. Now I wish that was all I had to do.
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    Hell No, and especially hell no when using tricare.
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    I doubt it's the best - but I've never been in any other country to know for certain. It's definitely not the worst I'm sure we're in the top 15.
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    I grew up in Canada and loved the medical care up there (technology, doctors, and access). When I moved down here it was a shock to have to start paying a bucket load of money for crappy coverage. I do think the doctors and technology are amazing here but access to it all sucks. I remember days where I thought I was going to die from being so sick but was too poor to go to the doctor. That's not fun.

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