I have always wondered this. I am Australian and we have the Medicare system, everyone pays approx 1.5% levy in their taxes so medical care is cheap. Everyone gets treatment if they need it.
Is it true that if you dont have the money to pay a doctor or hospital, say for surgery, you dont get treatment?
I have seen this in a lot of American TV shows and movies and wondered.
What about people with low incomes? And families struggling? Can they get treatment for free somewhere?
We have the option here to have private health insurance but its not compulsory. How much is your insurance, say basic, for a family etc?