As we rely on and follow the US in almost everything we do so a thread on them might be worthwhile,
Just watching Michael Moore's doco called Sicko - about the US health system.
The place is rooted, corruption in politics all the way to the top, health system run by the insurance companies who pay people to find ways to deny payment to insured people. One guy lost the top off two fingers and was given a choice, replace the top of the index finger $24,000 or the ring finger $12000, he chose the ring finger, another denied a bone marrow transplant because they said it was experimental, he died.
Get this and watch it it's scary, especially as I'm off the Hawaii on Friday, I'm going to check tomorrow just how well my insurance covers me.
I know Moore exaggerates but if even part of this is true it is serious stuff and will change my attitude to the land of Mickey Mouse.
So just how stuffed is the USA ? because if they go down we go with them.