I’ve always known that the cost of healthcare in the U.S. was very expensive. |
But I never put it into perspective until I watched a video where someone walks around the streets of the U.K. and asks people to guess the cost of healthcare in the U.S.
Here are some of the questions the interviewer asked.
Cost of two epipens?
U.K. resident’s guess: $80.
Actual cost: $600
Cost of childbirth?
U.K. resident’s guess: $100 - $200
Actual cost: On average $10,000
Speaking of childbirth, women who give birth through C-section are charged if they want to hold their baby.
Cost of calling an ambulance?
U.K. resident’s guess: $100
Actual cost: $2,500
No wonder why people refuse to call an ambulance when they get injured.
Now whether the actual figures are accurate can always be questioned. Different sources will give you different numbers. But hopefully this helps put the expensive cost of U.S. healthcare into perspective.
But this just goes to show…
If you get really sick, you’re probably going to go bankrupt.
And if you’re poor, good luck trying to live a full life.
The World Health Organization says that health is a fundamental human right?
No, It’s more like a privilege.
And I can almost guarantee that the cost is only going to keep rising, to the point where it’s more cost-efficient to let a terribly sick or injured person pass away than to heal them.
Sounds dark? I’m with you there.
That’s why my first business mentor told me that it’s important to prepare as early as possible for the unpredictable moments where you’re hit with an expensive healthcare bill.
The best ways to prepare?
Start investing your money and yourself.
Build up your business with the most loyal fans and customers.
And the best way to do that is by relationship building through email.
You can learn more about that in my book, which you can find here:
About the author:
Ellisen Wang is an email copywriter and the author of “How to Become an Email Titan.” You can read the sample chapters of the book and learn how to write email copy that your subscribers will never get enough of and will make them want to buy from you by opting in at EllisenWang.com. When you opt in, you’ll also get daily copywriting, email marketing, and business tips sent straight to your inbox. If you don't want to optin, you can also read through the blog and listen to the audios for more marketing content and training.
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