Cole Hudson This is fairly fascinating: To me this implies that non-professional, or even pre-programmed surgery is right around the corner. pretty cyberpunk actually
😃💬 Javier Fascinating. The average bypass surgery in the USA is 123K DLLS. With insurance people here end with a 40K 50K dollar tab on you way out of the Hospital. Hopefully the DaVinci machine brings the price down.
☕✍️ David Antoine 50K with insurance for a bypass? Frightening. That's not even what most people earn in a year here in Belgium... Incredible how the human body and its parts are monetized in the US by insurance companies... You could use a revamp of your health care system honestly. Is it because you would rather give the power to those companies than to the government? I don't know why it's so controversial. And interesting at the same time...
🌲 Trees healthcare is free in russia, but my family has had to pay more than $6k (an arm and a leg by russian standards) in bribes to heal my broken leg and i still can't walk, three years after the accident happened
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☕✍️ David Antoine Crap. I'm sorry for you. Well, that's another extreme then, compared to the US situation. $6K of bribes in Russia certainly amounts to $60K of health debt induced by insurance companies in the US... Only difference maybe your health status outcome but I'm not even sure about that. We pay a lot of taxes in Europe overall but I wouldn't want our health care systems to go to those extremes...
🌲 Trees the more taxes the better imo (assuming an ideal, non-corrupt government) because your neighbor's well-being is your well-being too