Monika Ludwig, Naples
Recently, during a stay in Germany, I had the need to consult physicians due to a severe reaction to Ibuprofen, and again due to severe back pain.
The first one accepted me immediately, and after a thorough examination, charged me Euro 30.00, or less that $40.
The second, an emergency on-call physician, charged me Euro 20.00, approximately $25 for a consultation, a cortisone injection and some sample pain medication.
Both visits were as a private patient, courteous, prompt and effective.
I can't even imagine what the same would have cost me here in the U.S. and the hassle I would have had to go through.
So much for "socialized" medicine.
Those who attack "Obamacare" and the president's attempts to bring our health care system under control and make us more competitive in the global market have no clue what they are talking about, and are largely driven by belief in mindless partisan drivel.
By the way, Germany's economy is booming, despite or perhaps because of such "socialism."