The letter “Thomas wrong about British health care” described the writer’s experience in Britain when he suffered stroke symptoms and then received expert care that required a three-day hospital stay and was charged only $2,000 dollars. He said that it would have been free if he were British. As an American health care industry investor, I find this very disturbing.
To maintain large profit margins, my investments in hospital, health insurance and drug companies require that $2,000 approximately cover the in-hospital price of for Tylenol tablets and two aspirins and that the care he received cost either him or the taxpayer about $160,000 dollars.
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