good question. No need to get testy with each other. All the comments are correct but only in particular instances. Many other countries are more advanced than the U.S. in health care as well as most other fields. Some countries enjoy a form of social health care and are democratic in politics. Others have only one health care provider (private) and that seems to work well for them. The U.S. has the worst overall health care system, and the cost to the consumer/american people is double to triple that of other countries.
It would be best for us to look at what other countries are doing, and use the best of each of them to create a fair and equitable health care system in this country.
Countries, such as Taiwan and Japan, and others who overhauled their health care systems are working well for the people. Because of these changes, their overall health is better than the U.S.. Oddly enough, when they were asked how they came up with these innovative ideas for healthcare reform, they all said the same thing: They reviewed other country's health care plans and created one that best suited themselves. Every single one of them, said that the U.S. health care system was excluded from their comparisons because it has the worst health care in the world.
Politics and infighting in our congress has ruined just about everything in this country, and there seems to be no relief in sight.