Geez, that is what I want for the new year, free health care.
But now a colleague of mine reports that he had a health care problem in Germany...and he is getting medical bills sent to him! Achtung! In German! What efficiency...they are sending them to his US address!
I asked to see them, just to compare them to the bills that we get in this country ("your charges were $10,000 but your health insurer cut out all the nonsense and got them down to just $1,000, saving you $9,000.") Developing...
My colleague also reports that
By the way, the food in the hospital was awful.Germany by the way spends about 11% of its GDP on health care, much less than the US...and they don't have a single payer system.
Breakfast…one roll & tea OR coffee. Lunch..soup & a small yogurt + tea OR coffee. Dinner 2 pieces of cold cut, one pice of cheese, two slices of bread + tea OR coffee. Not only that, I shared a room with 2 other guys, this was OK, but no curtains between beds.