Why do people put up with the US healthcare system?

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    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.
     
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    Cowardice, laziness, and lack of organization and willpower to fight the system.
     
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    And a belief that everything on TV is correct. Being advertised to death. Drink Coke because it's good for you, and plastic McDonald's Hamburgers are the best.....
     
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    The federal government is responsible for the massive rise in health care costs. If you want to fix the system then you need you kick the government out, not give them more seats at the table.
     
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    If I recall correctly it has to do with insurance companies knowing that they can demand outrageous sums.
     
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    On top of all of this, I'm not sure I would trust the original source.


    The LA times in notorious for having a political agenda associated with it's reporting.

    Sure, it's not as bad as some outlets, but it is pretty bad.
     
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    Is there a single country that has done that? or is that just your theoretical fantasy, and in reality America is just the last country to develop a basic social program like public healthcare?
     
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    Or a lack of understanding....you being a prime example.
     
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    We had no problems with our health care system until the government began interfering in it. And if you think countries with government run health care don't have issues you have your head up your ass. The NHS in Britain is horrible.
     
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    There is no mechanism to keep costs down when your insurance is footing 80% of the bill and you only have a $20 copay.
     
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