When it comes to health care and coverage options, I mean.
Take a minute to read this very long story on the Daily Kos from a Singaporean woman. It chronicles her ongoing efforts to manager her endometriosis, and most importantly it chronicles the very different ways she was treated between her original and adopted homes, Singapore and the U.S.
She says something toward the end that I find most interesting:
I am not advocating that the solution to US healthcare is to go overseas. I believe Americans deserve a better system. But in the interim of waiting for this broken disaster to be fixed, there are people who may benefit from knowing that their options are NOT limited to crippling debt or ill health (or death), surgery in Mexico, or a long wait in Canada. If you need to save the life of someone you love, and you know you can't afford what it would cost in the US... consider thinking outside the box and doing some travel.
Whenever someone wants to shoot down the concept that Americans deserve better health care, more, how shall I put it, universal health care, you hear a lot of horror stories about long waits in Canada and the UK.
But as the U.S. remains the only country in the industrialized world without health care as a right, perhaps we should look at all of those other countries, not just Canada and the U.K. when considering a system that might work. We could start, apparently, with Singapore.