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@ricard_dev I'm an Englishman living in America. All the horror stories about American healthcare are... well, not "true" exactly, because the stories are told by people who've lived in the system forever, and have no context for what a working healthcare system even is, so only the cruellest abuses seem unusual to them. The reality is a million little jabs and inconveniences, petty bullying by billionaires, and the occasional atrocity.
Reality is MUCH worse than reported.
@ifixcoinops That's crazy 😱
@ricard_dev Now imagine your employer pays for your healthcare (at a massively discounted rate), and if you spend any significant time uninsured, you'll pay higher rates forever. Would you quit an abusive job? Would you start a small business? The healthcare atrocity has its hooks in every aspect of life here, and it ruins everything it touches. Americans can't see it because it's been there their thole lives, they only see the worst parts. It's cruelty and madness.
@ifixcoinops Of course the rich and powerful don't need to change the system as they can effort it.
Thank for the insights Dan. I used to see high salaries for Web Engineering in the USA, now... they might not be that high when taking all this into consideration.
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