Did you know basic healthcare coverage in Europe is one of the main reason for way less law suits there....?
...I know I worked in healthcare in Europe for many years. Nobody sues, because they all get their injuries treated via their insurance.
In the US about %99 of lawsuits are from people with no healthcare insurance.
Couldn't we save billions of dollars a year to our system by providing affordable basic healthcare coverage, which private companies have spectacularly failed to do?
Every country in Europe has LOWER per capita debt than the US. Including GREECE!
Check for yourself.
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celeste - because there were no extremely long waiting times - I got cancer in Germany and was being diagnosed and treated literally within a few days. that was on PUBLIC option healthcare, the cheapest possible.
Actually, people to sue in the UK, but not that many do. When mistakes happen, they do make complaints, the NHS website even helps patients to do so.
But you are right in that the reason that happens is that there is little need to do so in the UK as healthcare is funded. And has better outcomes when it comes to diabetes care and asthma care for example.
For those who are interested in the truth, click on the links...
you "worked" in the European healthcare system for years? Ya okay. So if that's true,why don't you tell people about the extremely long waits while the docs and nurses bullshit and take their sweet *** time, why don't you tell them about the short stays after major surgeries, or how many people are crammed into one room (especially in peds) why don't you explain to people about those hospitals meal policies, or pillow and blanket policies? hmmm...... or those hospitals history on cleanliness and pest control? Ya, I lived in Europe for 8 years and their health care system is not all its cracked up to be. If you love Europe so much, why don't you go back. I lived there and I LOVE my America even more because of those years!
No, there are fewer lawsuits because USA is alone among western nations in not having "Loser pays" laws.
This most basic tort reform, vigorously opposed by the left, is why our healthcare costs are so high.
We are sue happy here because anyone can file a law suit with nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Europe is big, do you know ? Which country are you talking about ? Anyway our current bling bling pr€$id€nt tries to destroy it little by little. For example he absolutely wants stop to reimburse more and more medications, by saying : '' they are not efficient etc..'', although it is not true !
He ruins everything here. France has healthcare since 1945 and french people fought for have it, but our pr€$id€nt does everything for destroy it so...
@celeste1070: "why don't you tell people about the extremely long waits while the docs and nurses bullshit and take their sweet *** time"
Why don't you? I'm European, and there aren't any 'long waits' here, let alone 'extreme long waits'. Waiting lists don't exist in my country.
"why don't you tell them about the short stays after major surgeries, or how many people are crammed into one room (especially in peds)"
You like to stay in hospital longer? Why don't you provide some stats on how we stay in hospital less long than you, and how that's a bad thing? More than one person in a room? MY GOD! How dare we!!
"why don't you explain to people about those hospitals meal policies, or pillow and blanket policies?"
"or those hospitals history on cleanliness and pest control?"
?? Well, please inform us.
Here's the deal: you're making the classic American mistake: you were in ONE European country, and thus feel you are now the authority on 'European' healthcare. Let me educate you a little: there's no such thing as 'European' healthcare. Every country has its own system, some better than others. My country doesn't have any of the problems you try to hint at: no waiting lists, no 15 people in a room (usually 2 patients per room, though you can ask for a single room, which costs more). No idea what you're referring to with 'meal policies' or 'pillow and blanket policies', but it's probably something peculiar to whatever European country you lived in.