The Americanist

#17 What’s Wrong with Health Care in the United States?

May 11, 2021

Why are healthcare costs in the United States twice as high compared to similarly developed countries? And why has Obamacare not been able to level out systemic inequalities? This and more in the latest episode of our German-American therapy session. Johannes has dug up some history on the German public health insurance system, while Mike shares the story of when he went toe-to-toe with a major insurer in the States. Tune in to see who won!

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