Why is the flu shot treated as a luxury in the USA?
They're giving them free to the wealthy insured while making it inaccessible to the the poor uninsured by charging $40 for it.
- Anonymous4 weeks agoBest Answer
I'm glad I don't live in a "shithole country" that treats its population, especially the most vulnerable in society, like dirt.
- DavidLv 73 weeks ago
Beats me! It doesn't really do any good, anyway!
- I careLv 64 weeks ago
Since we are not a socialist country is why flu shots or pneumonia shots are normal behavior.
Once a country looses it say so...…..than they can decide if you live or die, with certain diseases.
- EdnaLv 74 weeks ago
What makes you think that flu shots are treated as a "luxury" in the US? In the US, flu shots are free of cost to anyone who's 65 and over. Either their private insurance or Medicare will pay for a flu shot. If they're "poor and uninsured" and are under 65, Medicaid pays for a flu shot.
Flu shots are available for $25 for any customer who has to pay on a "cash" basis, at every Wal-Mart store that has a Pharmacy.
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- RICKLv 74 weeks ago
Its not at all.......
- 4 weeks ago
It's not pharmacy's give it every flu season for free idiot
- RoddyLv 74 weeks ago
Vaccinations cost money to make and to give them. In a country like the USA that doesn't have general national health insurance, everyone pays for all their medical needs. On that basis, $40 is not by any means excessive. In the UK, the flu vaccination is only free to kids and the elderly. Everyone else pays at least £50 for it.
In the case you mention, the wealthy are NOT getting the vaccination free of charge. They are paying an insurance company to cover the immediate costs and so the vaccination is paid for out of the funds of the insurance company to which they have already contributed.
- Nine LivesLv 74 weeks ago
People are so stupid - you can even sell them poison and say it is healthy. Thank God, the stupids will die out this way.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Because the Republican ran US government hates poor people and by making vaccines inaccessible to poor people more poor people will die off which is their agenda of killing off the poor.
- 4 weeks ago
It doesn't matter what people think, or what they treat things as. You should get vaccinated because it will protect you and others around you.