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why do americans think they have the best healthcare in the world?

did you realise that america is ranked 37th on the list of healthcare providers in the world, under less fortunate countries like costa rica? did you realise that 50 million americans die every year because they didnt have adequate health care? did you realise that volunteer workers from 911 received NO healthcare benifits while the terrorists detained and guantanamo bay receive free top notch health care? So why is it americans defend their government and its health care system when its quite obviously horrible?

Asked By: jessica h - 2/5/2008
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You can tell this to some Americans until you are blue in the face, they just do not seem to comprehend any other way of doing things, being fair to all is not what its about, I'm all right Jack is more like it, it is really sad because in this so called land of the free you are tied to a company that pays good... More
Answered By: Andy T - 2/5/2008
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Because we do.
Answered By: Waylon J - 2/5/2008
 
The people that do have insurance have some of the best.
Answered By: irish mafia - 2/5/2008
 
I don't think that expensive healthcare means good healthcare. There good doctors and services in other countries, too.
Answered By: Mysterio - 2/5/2008
 
we've fallen for the "we're the best country in the world" thing. we may be, but i've never lived anywhere else, so not only would it be naive for me to claim it, but pretty d**n foolish. clearly we don't have the best health care. when you don't have a right to be healthy, instead you have to pay for your health... More
Answered By: ......... - 2/5/2008
 
I won't agree with your statements. I will say that we don't think we have the "best" system. We KNOW that we DO NOT WANT socialized medicine. We don't like government involvement in our lives (republican don't at least). They want to tell us what to drive, what to eat, what doctor to go see, what we watch, how to... More
Answered By: braman1984 - 2/5/2008
 
They have to think that. Either they think that they have the best or they admit they're suckers of insurance companies. Which do you think they will choose?
Answered By: hanora - 2/5/2008
 
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