So My father was telling me a story about their care coverage in Germany last week. He ruptured a disc in his back and was in terrible pain. He was able to use the German medical system and required surgery a week stay in the hospital and one month of physical therapy. A week of care in a hospital in the United States probably costs around $25,000 to 75,000 depending upon your care requirements, medications, etc. Add in the physical therapy and I'm sure you would be exceeding $100,000 in medical costs. So here's the real question: How much did this cost - in Germany - ??? Total Bill: $14,000. I know that socialized medicine doesn't get discussed over the dinner table in the U.S. - but there are so many organizations making money and increasing the cost of care it's ridiculous. I'm not sure a single payer system is the entire way to go - but at this point I'm ready for anything.
Apr 13 2009, 03:58 PM
Nowell - F2FHealth