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Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:38 am

Can anyone give me the names of the best/top hospitals and medical centres in USA?

Do they accept overseas patients?

I know all hospitals in USA are private ones
 
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Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:40 am

Cleveland Clinic for starters.

They get many patients from all over the World, and it is good enough for many heads of several Middles East Countries.
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:54 am

The Mayo Clinic is a good one in metropolitan Minneapolis.
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:57 am

There are many hospitals around the country that are the best in their field. Hospitals accept everyone, no matter where you're from.

John Hopkins in Baltimore is well known and very good in many fields. Bellevue Hospital in NYC has been known for good heart and mental health research. University of Virginia Charlottesville does a lot of transplants.

It really depends on what you need treated.
 
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:00 am

We're lucky here in Northeast Ohio. We have two excellent hospital systems, in the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals. The former is world class in almost everything, and the latter is outstanding, especially it's Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. You can't beat that.
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:01 am

Cedar-Sinai Los Angeles
UCLA medical Center in Los Angeles

Loma Linda Medical Center in Loma Linda, CA about 65 Miles East on Downtown LA on the I-10.
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:02 am

City Of Hope Hospital Los Angeles Area- Renown for Cancer Treatment http://www.cityofhope.org/home.htm

Sacred Heart Hospital- Spokane, WA of of the top 3 or was for Heart Attacks http://www.shmc.org/

Harborview Medical Center-Seattle, WA Very Good Hospital managed by the Univ of Wash (teaching hospital) Very well known for trauma treatment http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harborview_Medical_Center

Swedish Medical Center-Seattle, WA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish_Medical_Center

http://health.usnews.com/sections/health/best-hospitals

[Edited 2007-10-25 20:12:43]
 
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:05 am

Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):
I know all hospitals in USA are private ones

No, quite a few of them are public ones, collecting property taxes etc to help support them. San Francisco General, LA County Hospital, Maricopa County Medical Center, are just some of the publicly financed hospitals.

Quoting ArmitageShanks (Reply 3):
There are many hospitals around the country that are the best in their field

Very true, some of the best trauma units are found in public hospitals, whereas some of the public university hospitals might be on the cutting edge of some types of medical procedures.

Hospitals in the states are very expensive, compared to overseas. Reading in a article on the AARP web site, appears more Americans are going overseas for medical care/surgery just because of the cost.
 
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:15 am

Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):
Can anyone give me the names of the best/top hospitals and medical centres in USA?

Best Hospitals 2007Home A-Z Index Honor Roll Methodology Glossary Search Honor Roll
U.S. News put 5,462 medical centers through progressively finer screens to create the 16 specialties rankings in the 2007 edition of America's Best Hospitals. Just 173 hospitals made it into the rankings, and of those, a mere 18 displayed the marked breadth of expertise, with high scores in at least six specialties, that qualified them for the Honor Roll. They are ordered by total points—a hospital got 2 points if it ranked at or close to the top in a specialties and 1 point if it ranked slightly lower (View 2007 Methodology).

1 Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
30 points in 15 specialties
2 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
29 points in 15 specialties
3 UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
25 points in 15 specialties
4 Cleveland Clinic
25 points in 13 specialties
5 Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
23 points in 12 specialties
6 New York-Presbyterian Univ. Hosp. of Columbia and Cornell
21 points in 11 specialties
7 Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
18 points in 10 specialties
7 University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
18 points in 10 specialties
9 Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis
17 points in 11 specialties
10 Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
16 points in 10 specialties
11 University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
15 points in 9 specialties
12 Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
11 points in 8 specialties
13 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
10 points in 7 specialties
14 University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor
9 points in 7 specialties
15 Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, Calif.
8 points in 6 specialties
15 Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.
8 points in 6 specialties
17 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
7 points in 6 specialties
17 University of Chicago Medical Center
7 points in 6 specialties


http://health.usnews.com/usnews/health/best-hospitals/honorroll.htm
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:20 am

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 8):

yay, I got two right.
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:51 am

Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):
Can anyone give me the names of the best/top hospitals and medical centres in USA?

Do they accept overseas patients?

I know all hospitals in USA are private ones

What kind of treatment/specialist are you looking for? If you can narrow it down (ie cardiovascular, neuro, etc) then it'd be easier to point you in the right direction.
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:31 am

What about for general body checkup, transplant, bypass and other heart surgeries, cancer etc????

I suppose they are expensive of course.
 
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:49 am

Quoting United Airline (Reply 11):
cancer etc????

MD Anderson in Houston is top notch.
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:15 pm

Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):
I know all hospitals in USA are private ones

Incorrect. There are many hospitals that are city/county/state owned.

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 2):
The Mayo Clinic is a good one in metropolitan Minneapolis.

The Mayo Clinic is in Rochester, which is about 70 miles southeast of the Twin Cities.
 
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:22 pm

Quoting United Airline (Reply 11):
What about for general body checkup, transplant, bypass and other heart surgeries, cancer etc????

The hospital where I live in suburban Chicago (Edward Hospital) is apparently one of the top cardiac centers in the country now.
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:50 pm

Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):
I know all hospitals in USA are private ones

Most metropolitan areas have at least one major public hospital, and most of them are quite good in a least a few specialities.
 
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Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:56 pm

The King-Harbor Hospital in Compton  biggrin   stirthepot 
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Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:58 pm

The Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail is very famous when it comes to sports medicine. Many Bundesliga pros let their surgery do there but also many more athletes like tennis, ski, boxing, etc. pros. My parents were close to sending me there, too when I had a rupture of the meniscus a few years ago, but fortunately was my injury not as bad as they thought at first so they fixed it here in Germany.

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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:06 pm

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 2):
The Mayo Clinic is a good one in metropolitan Minneapolis



Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 8):
2 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
29 points in 15 specialties

This one has had lots of out of country patients

here's a link for you Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:10 pm

Like everything else related to the University of Florida, the Shands Medical Center is top notch. http://shands.org/default.asp
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:30 pm

University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital has the best eye and Paralysis centre's in the nation.
Also Jackson Memorials Ryder Trauma centre is one of the best and busiest in the country.
US News comes out with a list every year of the best hospitals.
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:50 pm

Quoting United Airline (Reply 11):

Maybe you could be a little more specific in what field you are really looking.

Besides if you need to be something done maybe you should check Australia first.
Quality and expertise are on a similar level and i bet you it will be cheaper.
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:14 pm

The legendary Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC is the ultimate place to hang out if you have cancer. Something else you might want to check out is the luxury factor. While Lenox Hill in NYC is known as the 'Country Club', other hospitals have their own attractions - the Hospital for Special Surgery has gourmet food, and Mt Sinai has great VIP rooms with Piano and all. These things matter when you are sick...
 
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:00 am

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 8):
New York-Presbyterian Univ. Hosp. of Columbia and Cornell

 checkmark  At NYP I was operated on twice. It's one of the best hospitals in the country, and has an especially renowned pediatrics department.
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:08 am

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 16):
The King-Harbor Hospital in Compton

A disgrace to LA Area, unbelivable that we could have such a pathetic medical establishment in a country such as this.
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:54 am

Quoting UAXDXer (Reply 12):

MD Anderson in Houston is top notch.

My father's life was saved at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston [Texas Hearth Institute] which is part of MD Anderson. Great Hospital.

http://www.sleh.com/sleh/index.cfm
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:55 am

But there isn't any public health system in USA similar to the ones we have in UK, Australia and Hong Kong which is virtually free.
 
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Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:04 am

Quoting United Airline (Reply 26):
But there isn't any public health system in USA similar to the ones we have in UK, Australia and Hong Kong which is virtually free.

Maybe the Charity Hospital in MSY. Also a great one.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charity_Hospital
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:14 am

Quoting United Airline (Reply 26):


But there isn't any public health system in USA similar to the ones we have in UK, Australia and Hong Kong which is virtually free.

With all the socialized medicine programs I've seen worldwide, I'd rather pay for my healthhcare.

I've seen the problems they have in other countries such as wait times, poor care, etc, and they are not appealing to me in any way.
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:57 am

Quoting Joness0154 (Reply 28):
With all the socialized medicine programs I've seen worldwide, I'd rather pay for my healthhcare.

I've seen the problems they have in other countries such as wait times, poor care, etc, and they are not appealing to me in any way.

Could you please elaborate this a little more?
For example, in my country the CCSS is great. But I would like to hear from you first.
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:32 am

The medical system in Hong Kong is very good too I think. Also Australia
 
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:14 am

Quoting Joness0154 (Reply 28):
With all the socialized medicine programs I've seen worldwide, I'd rather pay for my healthcare.

I've seen the problems they have in other countries such as wait times, poor care, etc, and they are not appealing to me in any way.

Being between 21 and 25 I really wonder how you got to know so much about healthcare outside the US ?

The US has some fine top notch healthcare centers but what does that matter if you don't have the money to pay for it or your insurance company refuses to pick up the bill ?
There are many things the rest of the world can learn from the US but how to organize healthcare is not one of them.
Also quality, expertise and professionalism is at least equally good in many countries outside the US ,and revolutionary break through medicine techniques are happening all over the world, not only in the US.
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:38 am

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 25):
Quoting UAXDXer (Reply 12):

MD Anderson in Houston is top notch.

My father's life was saved at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston [Texas Hearth Institute] which is part of MD Anderson. Great Hospital.

http://www.sleh.com/sleh/index.cfm

Yes a very well known cardiac hospital but also where my father died.  Sad
 
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Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:06 pm

Quoting Notdownnlocked (Reply 32):

Yes a very well known cardiac hospital but also where my father died.

Really, really sorry about your father's death.

Nevertheless, you have to consider that all MDs are also human beings [as well as us], and we all born, raise and will die someday.

My condolences for your sensible lost.
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:49 pm

What about bypass surgery and ballooning etc?

Also blood diseases?
 
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Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:03 pm

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 8):
10 Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston

Wow. My sister-in-law spawned all of her hellish offspring there (actually they're lovely kids and admire and respect me greatly  Smile ) - good to know they were in such good hands.
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:43 pm

Quoting United Airline (Reply 34):
What about bypass surgery and ballooning etc?

http://www.texasheartinstitute.org/HIC/Gloss/
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Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:29 pm

I know the Chance hospital in JAX has some good doctors for cancer related patients.

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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:36 am

Quoting AirCop (Reply 7):
Hospitals in the states are very expensive, compared to overseas. Reading in a article on the AARP web site, appears more Americans are going overseas for medical care/surgery just because of the cost.

I thought most Americans have insurance policies
 
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:54 pm

Quoting United Airline (Reply 39):
I thought most Americans have insurance policies

A touchy subject and if you don't want to unleash one of the great a.net arguments (up there with A v. B and NW's DC-9s), I'd suggest you take a look at the NUMEROUS past threads on the state of healthcare in the US. But, to answer your question, no. There is a sizeable percentage of Americans without health insurance.

Boston is recognized as home to some of the best hospitals and research facilities in the world. Massachusetts General Hospital (or MGH), Brigham & Women's, Dana Farber Cancer Institute are some of the best known.

People from from around the world to have procedures done at Boston hospitals.

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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:34 pm

Quoting LH423 (Reply 40):
A touchy subject and if you don't want to unleash one of the great a.net arguments (up there with A v. B and NW's DC-9s), I'd suggest you take a look at the NUMEROUS past threads on the state of healthcare in the US. But, to answer your question, no. There is a sizeable percentage of Americans without health insurance

Oh my........ in countries like USA everyone should have insurance policies

Quoting LH423 (Reply 40):
Boston is recognized as home to some of the best hospitals and research facilities in the world. Massachusetts General Hospital (or MGH), Brigham & Women's, Dana Farber Cancer Institute are some of the best known.

Thanks for the info.

Quoting LH423 (Reply 40):
People from from around the world to have procedures done at Boston hospitals.

Good
 
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:07 pm

Quoting United Airline (Reply 26):
But there isn't any public health system in USA similar to the ones we have in UK, Australia and Hong Kong which is virtually free.

Someone's paying for it, one way or another...


A few years ago, my mom, who didn't have health insurance at the time, had a kidney stone which was lodged in her kidney, and caused a major infection. She was admitted into a private hospital here in town, and was in the ICU for almost 2 weeks, and spent another few days in a regular hospital room recovering.

It is possible to get health care without insurance here in the US. Politicians make it sound so much worse then it actually is.
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:29 pm

Quoting ArniePie (Reply 31):

Being between 21 and 25 I really wonder how you got to know so much about healthcare outside the US ?

The US has some fine top notch healthcare centers but what does that matter if you don't have the money to pay for it or your insurance company refuses to pick up the bill ?
There are many things the rest of the world can learn from the US but how to organize healthcare is not one of them.
Also quality, expertise and professionalism is at least equally good in many countries outside the US ,and revolutionary break through medicine techniques are happening all over the world, not only in the US.

Just because i'm in that age group doesn't mean I don't care. With the elections coming within the next year it is a big topic that I have tried to get more familiar with.

But, there really isn't any explaining for me to do. With a country as large as the US, with as many sick/old/obese people as we have, nationalized health would be a nightmare. Our ER's are already overcrowded....
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:55 pm

Quoting Joness0154 (Reply 43):
But, there really isn't any explaining for me to do. With a country as large as the US, with as many sick/old/obese people as we have, nationalized health would be a nightmare.

So what are all these sick/old/obese people supposed to do if they no longer are able to afford healthcare?
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Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:17 pm

Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. The best of the best!
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:41 pm

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 42):
It is possible to get health care without insurance here in the US. Politicians make it sound so much worse then it actually is.

I see. Was it expensive?
 
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:00 pm

Quoting ArniePie (Reply 44):

So what are all these sick/old/obese people supposed to do if they no longer are able to afford healthcare?

Well, you won't like my opinion on the subject so I won't say it  Smile

National healthcare may work very well in smaller nations, but over here more people would be burdened by it than if we didn't have it.
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:11 pm

Quoting Joness0154 (Reply 47):
National healthcare may work very well in smaller nations, but over here more people would be burdened by it than if we didn't have it.

I fail to see what size has to do with it .
How could you be "burdened" by healthcare, that is something that I really don't understand ?
Sorry but you seem to have a very skewed idea on what universal healthcare really is all about.
It is cheaper than privatized healthcare.
It is more effective than privatized healthcare.
It is available for everybody who needs it , not only those that can afford it.

Quoting Joness0154 (Reply 47):
Well, you won't like my opinion on the subject so I won't say it Smile

I realize that you say this only semi-serious but let's not hope that you come into a situation where you desperately need for someone to pick up your bill so you can the treatment you might need.
If your HMO decides to refuse to pay for it due to some technicality or because you missed some payments, you will think twice before criticizing our "socialist" system.
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RE: Top Hospitals/medical Centres In USA

Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:20 pm

Quoting ArniePie (Reply 48):
I fail to see what size has to do with it .
How could you be "burdened" by healthcare, that is something that I really don't understand ?
Sorry but you seem to have a very skewed idea on what universal healthcare really is all about.
It is cheaper than privatized healthcare.
It is more effective than privatized healthcare.
It is available for everybody who needs it , not only those that can afford it.

Well for one, when I need to get a cavity filled or a root canal I need it now, not weeks or months from now.
I also want a doctor that does a damn good job doing it.

The wait times and quality of care are what I'm concerned about.

Quoting ArniePie (Reply 48):
I realize that you say this only semi-serious but let's not hope that you come into a situation where you desperately need for someone to pick up your bill so you can the treatment you might need.
If your HMO decides to refuse to pay for it due to some technicality or because you missed some payments, you will think twice before criticizing our "socialist" system.

I'm not criticizing your system. I am criticizing what would happen if we did it over here. I've heard a ton of horror stories of large countries having all sorts of problems with this stuff. I'll take my chances with my own health, I'm not gonna let the government get in my way  Smile
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