How a bite from a stray dog shows the sick state of U.S. healthcare "The first shot at Royal Angkor International Hospital cost $125." (Cambodia) "Jan received her second Verorab shot at a clinic in northern Thailand. The bill this time: A mere $18.50" "Things changed dramatically once the Kerns returned to this country. For her third shot, Jan visited Torrance Memorial Medical Center. It was a Sunday, and she had to go to the emergency room, so that added considerably to her cost. The tab for a single injection: $5,254.85." "“It’s obvious that our system is unlike any other health system,” said Uwe Reinhardt, a healthcare economist at Princeton University. “Other systems were set up to care for patients. Ours was set up by the providers — the hospitals and drug companies — for their own benefit.”" Most countries in the world have healthcare to treat patients, the US has healthcare to make healthcare providers money. So much money gets wasted in corruption, it's something like 3% of US GDP at the very least.