all this proves is you quote forums in the UK. that is all balderdash... show a real snopes url backing your UK BS.. because your url is not quoteing snopes
Hmmm... you think message.snopes.com
isn't a Snopes URL. The Internet disagrees with you. And Barbara and David P. Mikkelson (who run Snopes) will be very, very upset with you disparaging them.
I know YOU DIDN'T READ the Snopes post, because you only saw one reference from the UK. At the beginning. And then you stopped. That reference was from the UK Government's Office of National Statistics (like the GAO over here), not a forum. Then you completely missed all the other data from:
1) National Cancer Institute (USA)
2) The Canadian Cancer Society
3) International Diabetes Federation
4) CDC (USA)
4) World Health Organization
And that's only the first two points. Come on, YOU
give us some real facts to back up your "Investor's Business Daily" BS. If you want to call me on my response, maybe you should have put some verifiable facts in your original post. But you didn't. You just cut & paste it without thinking. Where is the actual evidence for what you posted? Where's the United Nations survey? Where's the original Investors Business Daily article?
my mother broke her wrist in Italy. Yes, the hospital was free. There was also no soap, toilet paper, FOOD. Thank goodness my sister showed up and spoke the language and was able to get her some food. Now, I'm not saying that those things equal what we are charged for a hospital stay, I am just noting that sometimes you pay for what you get.
Oh, and her wrist? totally set wrong and crooked for the rest of her life.
What a sad, horrible story. But it makes you really wonder why she didn't change hospitals and get her wrist reset properly... for free... or that she didn't do it when she came back to the US on her "greatest in the world" health insurance. Sometimes the facts we're presented with are only half the story.