Originally Posted by Law2Doc
Not only this, but we have litigation issues here and practice defensive medicine in ways not necessary in other countries. Additionally there are drug problems in the US not rivaled by a lot if other nations. Etc. There are dozens of reasons why US health is more expensive. Universal healthcare is really just part of the problem, and probably not going to save much unless other things are simultaneously addressed.
I would think a UHC system would pretty much always include pretty strict limits on litigation seeing as the government would be more likely to be the one on the hook. (Like in the US aren't there already pretty strict rules on how much a citizen can sue the US government for?)
Whats inherently different about the US compared to all the other countries that causes us to have so many more issues when it comes to health?