I went to a doctor today. My visit cost me about $3.50.
Then I went to the pharmacy to get my meds, and those cost me about $1.75.
It’s a beautiful thing.
Health care in Korea, to my understanding, is semi-public. The government covers a chunk of it.
I’m not really sure how, because income tax is only around 3.5%. But I’ll take it. It’s nice to not be afraid to visit the doctor, and to know that I won’t have to sell my first-born child to pay for it.
Also, you know how a hot-topic in the good ol’ U.S.of.A. is the whole rant of “illegal immigrants don’t have official residency/citizenship and they don’t pay taxes and they steal our jobs and they leach off the system but don’t pay taxes and they don’t even learn English” yadda yadda?
Well. I have official residency but…
I don’t pay taxes
I’m taking a pretty good job.
I use their government-sponsored health care whilst not paying taxes.
I don’t speak their language.