Natasha McShane, a student from Ireland, was brutally beaten with a bat in Chicago. In the hospital for 3 months, the medical bills added up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. If the assault had happened in Ireland she wouldn’t have received one bill because they have a national health care system that covers everyone and is funded by taxes. For the Irish, health care is a human right. It is not so in the United States. An assault like the one Natasha survived would result in medical bankruptcy for thousands of Americans, even those with health insurance.
|By: helenredmond Monday July 26, 2010 6:38 am|