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World 'If you’re poor, you’re dead': Video shows British are astonished at U.S. health care costs

14:15  05 december  2019
14:15  05 december  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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The viral video of British citizens reacting to the costs of various health care procedures in the U . S . is now being used by some American politicians as well. The video , published by the U .K. news website JOE, asked people walking the streets in Britain how much they thought certain health care

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WASHINGTON – "That's mad!" the British woman exclaimed at learning the average price to have a baby uninsured in the United States.

The price tag? $30,000.

The viral video of British citizens reacting to the costs of various health care procedures in the U.S. is now being used by some American politicians as well.

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The video, published by the U.K. news website JOE, asked people walking the streets in Britain how much they thought certain health care procedures cost in the U.S if they were uninsured.

The U.K. uses the National Health System, a publicly funded and government-run health care system paid for through workers' wage taxes.

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"The cost of American healthcare is literally unimaginable to most British people." By Eoin Higgins. December 03, 2019 "Information Clearing House" - Britons in a video released Tuesday " Brits can't fathom the barbarity of America' s healthcare system," tweeted progressive radio host Benjamin Dixon.

“Man, so if you ’ re poor , you ’ re dead ," one woman said after finding out how much an inhaler would cost . A video of British people wildly underestimating the cost of health care in the U . S . is going viral. Enjoy this video of Brits , who for generations have enjoyed nationalized healthcare , being

"So if you’re poor, you’re dead,” one woman said, hearing how much money an inhaler cost.

When asked how much one person thought an ambulance ride would cost, they questioned, “Is there a price for that?”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., tweeted that those in the U.K. should "cherish, protect, & continue investing in your healthcare system!"

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"Once Big Pharma & special interests get their hands on it, it could take generations to regain," she continued. "Millions of people in the US are fighting to have a system half as good as the NHS."

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If you ’ re still not convinced, you could stare at all the numbers and graphs and charts and even real, astronomical medical But it’ s actually utterly tragic that any of us , myself included, are this surprised by their surprise. I would be curious to see what the domestic version of this video might look like.

you ' re dead ," one young woman tells the interviewer from Joe Politics after hearing an asthma inhaler in the for-profit U . S . system costs between 0 and In accordance with Title 17 U . S .C. Section 107, this material is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the

Vermont senator and 2020 Democratic primary contender, Bernie Sanders, who introduced the Medicare-for-all single-payer health care plan, tweeted the video, saying to "remember that our outrageous for-profit system is not the norm in other countries."

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 'If you’re poor, you’re dead': Video shows British are astonished at U.S. health care costs

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