Really cool dude. If I was the richest person in the world I'd have awesome medical care too. But I'm not.
Actually, just to make myself straight:
- I don't live in the ghetto. And I keep myself clean.
- Even though I'm unemployed at the moment (actively seeking employment, I got a few offers last week) I'm not on welfare and I regularly pay my obligatory health tax.
- I've never been shot.
- I don't do drugs.
- I don't own a single pair of Air Force ones.
- I don't own a single gold chain.
- I have a three years old cellphone that I got on discount.
- Since then I haven't changed my text message plan.
- I don't own a cable TV.
- I don't own a car.
- I buy new clothes only if I rip some older stuff.
- I don't drink beer. And I'm trying to quit smoking.
- I have a five years old 2GB MP3 player that still works perfectly.
- I haven't bought a blunt for almost two years now.
- I got my mid-size stereo for my 21st birthday.
- I don't own a wide screen.
- I'm not black.
- I'm not American.
And since I'm not American, I know pretty well that having obligatory health insurance, taken out of your pay BEFORE you actually get it (so you don't even see that money and you don't miss it) is a pretty decent solution. Everyone pays it, everyone gets their share of medical care without paying for it directly, everyone is happy enough. And if you want more than that, you can always pay. Every hospital has it's own "over-standard" department for rich guys who pay for that. But me, I don't need it. I'm perfectly happy with what I get for my 40€ monthly... without any bill handed to me afterwards.
And stuff you said about studying at AMERICAN (USA! FUCK YEAH!) universities is more of a testament to the quality of your universities than your health care system.
Plus... My girlfriend's aunt, when he comes over here from North Carolina, always buys as much medicines and does most of her check-ups before going back - simply because here she gets it for free and with same quality.