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Aaron McCarty

Hello Mr. Orlov. I posted a question about the future of healthcare in the U.S. and you never commented on it. I wonder if you didn't have anything to add or if it just slipped in between the cracks. So I'll ask it again.

What do you see happening with healthcare in America? It seems set for failure. Unlike the USSR, healthcare in this country can't function without the government subsidies provided by medicare and medicaid. The government is broke. Doesn't look good. I wonder if you could add anything?

Wednesday 03 August 2011 10:22:15 am

Dmitry Orlov

The healthcare system in the US is very much broken. I talk about it at length in my book. Those with ongoing medical needs have to consider whether staying in the US is a good idea, or whether they should relocate to a country with a more functional medical system. Medical evacuation to another country in case of sudden need for medical care is also something to consider. In general, keeping one's distance from doctors and hospitals in the US is a good strategy for survival. A lot of people in the US are on the "don't get sick" health plan: they are one illness away from disaster. The US healthcare system is the leading cause of personal bankruptcies, and causes a variety of illnesses due to the stress it puts on people.

Wednesday 03 August 2011 10:54:30 am