My Readers Share Their Own European Health Care Stories

“On Wednesday, I posted a story on my blog and facebook from one of my tour guides whose ‘socialized medicine-phobic’ tour members had a surprising wake-up call in France. Rarely has a topic struck such a nerve with my readers. While I was expecting a mixed response, instead we received an overwhelming majority of commenters’ own positive tales about their actual health care experiences in Europe (plus Canada and even Japan, which have similar systems). My first thought: Boy, do I have some accident-prone fans. My second thought: Maybe if more Americans actually experienced universal health care, they’d begin to see its benefits.” Rick Steves,  My Readers Share Their Own European Health Care Stories | Rick Steves European Travel Blog.


Jeanne Pinder

Jeanne Pinder  is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded...