While the United States has largely considered itself as the greatest country in the world for the last few decades, the statistics tell us that there are areas where things can definitely be improved.


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In military might and defence spending the U.S. is undisputedly number one. But in other areas, more important aspects of human wellbeing such as education, life expectancy, happiness, gender and income equality and healthcare, there are more mixed results.

The U.S. healthcare system in particular is a continuing source of bafflement for many, who are accustomed to a degree of protection against the double disaster of poor health followed by financial ruin.

While American hospitals and medical facilities are world class, they are also incredibly expensive and available only to those able to afford them. We at Bored Panda have compiled a list of examples that highlight the inadequacies of the current healthcare system, while polarised politicians continue to argue about their vision for its future. Scroll down to check them out below, and stay healthy over there in America, y’all.

#3 The "Radical" Idea Of Universal Healthcare

The "Radical" Idea Of Universal Healthcare

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WaLe 1 week ago

Ahahah as sad as your US reality is, this sounds like a great plan! Also Spain is quite lovely!

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#4 A Copy Of The Bill We Got When Our Daughter Was Born In Canada

A Copy Of The Bill We Got When Our Daughter Was Born In Canada

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Vanessa 1 week ago

Now I'm curious, what is the average billl for a childbirth in a hospital in USA?

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#5 Medical Treatment Is A Privelege

Medical Treatment Is A Privelege

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Tiago Cruz 1 week ago

Because their constitution is outdated. The second amendment made sense when America didn't had an army to defend their country against foreign aggressors, in this case, the British. In some states it was mandatory to have gun, because there was no army...now it's a nonsense, in my opinion.

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#6 No, That’s Unamerican

No, That’s Unamerican

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Queen Nehelenia 1 week ago

That's nice. You haven't free healthcare system, you haven't, a real and full-paid 20-30 days holiday (evey year) at work. What else?

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#9 At Least We’re First In Something

At Least We’re First In Something

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Bored Fox 1 week ago

Here in Finland every citizen have health insurace because it is paid from the taxes. And because of that insurance also the poor people can afford healthcare. It is funny to see when some Finnish people complain that a prescription drug is 'too expensive' if it costs over 30 euros per month when in USA the exactly same drug is usually 3 to 10 times more expensive.

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