Only in the US

1 : Anonymous2021/05/22 11:12 ID: nigc46
Only in the US
2 : Anonymous2021/05/22 14:54 ID: gz26ync

Camp Casey?

3 : Anonymous2021/05/22 16:18 ID: gz2gjpf

Haha no, I live in Seoul and I’m not affiliated with the military at all.

4 : Anonymous2021/05/22 14:04 ID: gz21a0x

It's only "affordable" outside the US because other people are paying your bill. Healthcare isn't free. Either you pay for it, you make someone else pay for it, or you have a doctor working on you that spent 8-12 years of higher education to make $50 an hour (you won't get many high quality doctors for that).

I'm not saying healthcare isn't screwed up in US, it is. But just saying "make someone else pay for it" isn't the right solution. Changing insurance's stranglehold on the market and government backed student loans causing skyrocketing tuition comes to mind.

5 : Anonymous2021/05/22 14:53 ID: gz26w5h

It's only "affordable" outside the US because other people are paying your bill. Healthcare isn't free.

Yeah, that's because affordable and free don't mean the same thing. The goal is for individuals to pay less for their healthcare. Which they indisputably do in every other industrialized system on Earth. If our system is so much superior, why are we the only advanced nation to use it while literally every single other one uses the same thing, superior thing? And the people in those countries rarely pine for the American experience of losing your life savings because you got sick.

You're not "making someone else pay for it". You're paying into a fund that supports everybody, along with everybody else. It's not free but you pay less in taxes than you would be paying for astronomical medical costs out of pocket. This is simple common sense.

Your logic is absurd. The entire government would be "paying someone else to do things". Why the hell are we expecting people to pay for the military?! They should defend themselves on their own. Why have Medicare or Medicaid? Just let the elderly and poor die. Emergency services? Nah, I'll take care of that myself.

Universal single-payer as implemented in every other country is much closer to this mythical "solution" than the US system. There's really no disputing that. It's why it's used everywhere else but the US is still hung up on fears of "socialism".

6 : Anonymous2021/05/22 15:25 ID: gz2ahwp

Yep, keep inhaling the copium that the American corporate overlords want you to inhale.

7 : Anonymous2021/05/22 16:19 ID: gz2gpzw

Wait until you find out how insurance premiums work. Insurance premiums pay for everyone else. Get a grip.

Also, you pay more in taxes for healthcare per capita than any other country by a huge amount.

'You won't get many high quality doctors. for that'

Well that's false. You're ranked 30th here on the health care index.

You've been indoctrinated with bullshit. And people like you lap it up like the good little drones they want you to be.

You're not free. You're brainwashed.

8 : Anonymous2021/05/22 14:15 ID: gz22imb

It also helps when your defense is paid for by someone else.

9 : Anonymous2021/05/22 14:54 ID: gz26yvq

Nothing stops the US from taking money from the military and spending it on healthcare.

10 : Anonymous2021/05/22 15:00 ID: gz27ope

Insurance companies make a lot of money but that’s only because there’s a lot of money in healthcare. Their margins are super thin, and even if you could eliminate insurance or have the government take it over and operate break even at no profit, nothing would change. Your solution wouldn’t do anything, back to the drawing board.

11 : Anonymous2021/05/22 14:36 ID: gz24yts

Yes and? I'm Australian and see healthcare as a service not a privilege, exactly like police or fire fighters. I'm totally fine with these being funded through taxes because they exist for the common good, not to make profit.

12 : Anonymous2021/05/22 14:32 ID: gz24g68


13 : Anonymous2021/05/22 14:46 ID: gz2623p


14 : Anonymous2021/05/22 14:16 ID: gz22m7j

I actually love this take cause Americans think it's an intelligent argument and have absolutely no clue that nobody else in the world actually cares. I don't give a flying fuck that my taxes pay for others healthcare and most people in the UK don't give a shit either. Americans just seem to love chatting shit to the wind thinking their 500k debt is a normal thing for everybody else.

15 : Anonymous2021/05/22 15:00 ID: gz27l6z

Yeah, people trying to defend out atrocious healthcare system can only make extremely poor arguments.

A lot of dumb people who would rather fuck over their lives and the lives of their family then doing something that might benefit someone else.

16 : Anonymous2021/05/22 15:46 ID: gz2cvv1

I like how people actually think americans go into crippling debt because of Healthcare left and right. Like every American is guaranteed 500k debt before they get out of high school.

17 : Anonymous2021/05/22 15:39 ID: gz2c3ds

What do you think insurance premiums do, exactly?

Universal healthcare just makes one giant health insurance company vs hundreds. Taxes and premiums serve the exact same function. Provide capital to pay for claims.

It’s vastly more efficient and has a much higher collective bargaining capability making it far more affordable for the vast majority of citizens.

18 : Anonymous2021/05/22 16:46 ID: gz2jve4

Isn't insurance like the definition of people paying each other's bills?

19 : Anonymous2021/05/22 17:04 ID: gz2m56k

This is barely true. Yes everyone pays into social security, but the gains are made because the government is able to negotiate prices with hospitals, doctors, insurances, and the pharmaceutical industry. And that is where socialized healthcare makes its money back.

20 : Anonymous2021/05/22 17:34 ID: gz2ptbq

Completely and utterly bullshit. Only an egotistical American still drinking the "american exceptionalism" kool-aid would sell that bullshit.

The insurance and medical industry are bloated by stupid amounts of corruption. They have a tit for tat deal to charge utterly ridiculous prices for everything because they both make more money that way. Someone is still paying for the insurance, and you are STILL PAYING MORE IN TAXES PER CAPITA FOR MEDICAL INDUSTRY SUBSIDIES THAN FULL HEALTH CARE IN PLACES LIKE CANADA.

Fuck you, you ignorant piece of shit.

21 : Anonymous2021/05/22 13:38 ID: gz1yj5z

Canada be like: what kind of joke is this?

22 : Anonymous2021/05/22 15:02 ID: gz27uy8

most developed countries*

23 : Anonymous2021/05/22 13:29 ID: gz1xodd

Well, if you are a criminal with a lot of cash, of course it is going to be affordable.

24 : Anonymous2021/05/22 13:51 ID: gz1zyk1

Where is the hospital? I’ve literally never seen it.

25 : Anonymous2021/05/22 14:15 ID: gz22l04

Northwestern corner of South Los Santos. It's actually a good spot to find a helicopter if you need one.

26 : Anonymous2021/05/22 14:27 ID: gz23x5y

Top 1% isn’t suuuuuper hard to run

27 : Anonymous2021/05/22 13:57 ID: gz20kw2

That can cure death.

28 : Anonymous2021/05/22 14:40 ID: gz25bc6

Is $5000 affordable ?

29 : Anonymous2021/05/22 14:53 ID: gz26up1

This is supposed to be LAC+USC but they kind of mashed it together to where it doesn’t look like the actual hospital. LAC+USC is a safety net hospital so you’ll get treated regardless of insurance status but nothing is ever “quick” there.

30 : Anonymous2021/05/22 14:54 ID: gz26xsn

Show out to all those who work at Central Los Santos Hospital! You do great work!

31 : Anonymous2021/05/22 14:59 ID: gz27j86

Europeans: allow us to introduce ourselves

32 : Anonymous2021/05/22 15:05 ID: gz2862y


33 : Anonymous2021/05/22 15:08 ID: gz28iqe

Realistic portrayals of cops though...

34 : Anonymous2021/05/22 15:28 ID: gz2atop

Then you go to a clothing store and spend 42k on a tshirt when you're inside a discount clothes store

35 : Anonymous2021/05/22 15:34 ID: gz2bgk5

This was a Hard Times article. Nice try.

36 : Anonymous2021/05/22 15:36 ID: gz2bogo

Unless you live in Australia, or any other first world country

37 : Anonymous2021/05/22 15:39 ID: gz2c3ze

It was also 5k a visit

38 : Anonymous2021/05/22 15:54 ID: gz2drla

Watched Menace2Society this week and wondered how he can afford a week in the hospital for a bullet in the shoulder...

39 : Anonymous2021/05/22 17:00 ID: gz2lmdr

Hold up, you pay for healthcare? Lmao america moment

40 : Anonymous2021/05/22 17:07 ID: gz2mjnf

GTA also made me think California was a great place to live.

41 : Anonymous2021/05/22 17:13 ID: gz2n9nd

i mean it cost thousands of dollars to go the hospital in GTA5, but you had millions of dollars so it seemed like a small amount.

42 : Anonymous2021/05/22 17:53 ID: gz2s7u7

British people does not understand the joke at all

43 : Anonymous2021/05/22 18:00 ID: gz2t3tf

I don't think any country has both quick and affordable healthcare.

44 : Anonymous2021/05/22 18:50 ID: gz2z4ax


45 : Anonymous2021/05/22 20:27 ID: gz3ahn4

Laughs in European

46 : Anonymous2021/05/22 21:45 ID: gz3jn2s

This is an almost verbatim copy of a Hard Drive (that is, satirical) article from 2017: Opinion: GTA Exposed My Son to Unrealistic Portrayals of Quick and Affordable Hospital Visits

The original is funnier.

47 : Anonymous2021/05/22 22:47 ID: gz3qpv8

You must be American. Because it’s like that in the developed world lol

48 : Anonymous2021/05/22 13:26 ID: gz1xdcr


49 : Anonymous2021/05/22 14:14 ID: gz22dfv
50 : Anonymous2021/05/22 13:55 ID: gz20afn

I wish it was as cheap as it is in gta

51 : Anonymous2021/05/22 18:56 ID: gz2zsvs

sus is free


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