I'm not going to get into a full-blown debate about the health care bill that just passed back home in the USA. All I'm going to do is post a real-life comparison that I feel supports my support for the bill.
R in North Carolina:
-Paid $3000 out of pocket with insurance. That was just for her didn't include the pediatrician that attended the c/s or her newborn daughter's hospital stay.
C-sections normally run $10,000-$15,000 without insurance and without complications. That doesn't include hospital stays or any care for the baby, let alone any pre-natal or post-natal care.
Me, in Scotland:
-9 months of pre-natal care, including 5 ultrasounds, multiple bloodwork, several prescriptions, physiotherapy, crutches, splints, etc.
-emergency c-section, spinal anesthetics, 3 1/2 days in hospital, infant and mother antibiotics, etc.
-all my prescriptions and dentistry up until my baby's 1st birthday
"This legislation will not fix everything that ails our healthcare system, but it moves us decisively in the right direction"-President Obama