Comment: China is about where the USA was in the 70s I think (beforeHMOs)

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China is about where the USA was in the 70s I think (beforeHMOs)

They have health insurance but nobody uses it. I live in China and the first time I came 2 years ago I went to the hospital for a digestive tract problem, saw both Chinese and Western doctors, got herbs and medications and tests, and a follow-up, all for about $300 total. Chinese medicine doctors make about 20RMB per treatment, which is about 3 dollars. Competition keeps prices low over here, not promises from politicians.