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Post time 2017-3-29 14:14:05 |Display all floors
A microblog posted by a netizen named "bubble" has struck a chord with many students who study abroad. The American health care system is believed to be one of the most expensive in the world. Health care for a major accident or illness can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. So many Chinese students choose to return to China for treatment. I really feel sorry for them.

This is a true story. A senior student who study in the US fainted due to low blood sugar on her way to school. The last words she said were, "Don't call the ambulance".

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Post time 2017-3-29 14:18:59 |Display all floors
Many students shared their stories. A netizen called Kathyee said that he called ambulance downtown in San Francisco in 2015. The 15-minute ride cost 1939 dollars.

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A netizen called Hei-Zoeng said that she has fever and was hospitalized for 5 days. It is lucky for her to have insurance or else she had to donate her kidney.


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Post time 2017-3-31 11:18:12 |Display all floors
Is this a new way of fighting the West? You just start a campaign of maligning and badmouthing based on personal gripes of Chinese emigrants?

Aren't Chinese students supposed to take out medical insurance in the U.S.A.?

If they had medical insurance cover, they would not have to worry.

If they don't have medical coverage, blame them for being STUPID.

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Post time 2017-3-31 14:07:37 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2017-3-31 11:18
Is this a new way of fighting the West? You just start a campaign of maligning and badmouthing based ...

It is not a way of badmouthing the West. I mean many Chinese students are illequipeed to deal with the emergency when they study abroad. Different universities have set different types of medical insurances. Some cover the ambulance, while others do not. I just feel symathetic for them who cannot afford the medical fees much higher than that of China.

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Post time 2017-3-31 16:51:46 |Display all floors
ceciliazhang Post time: 2017-3-31 14:07
It is not a way of badmouthing the West. I mean many Chinese students are illequipeed to deal with ...

Maybe these students need to learn a vital lesson: if you contract the flu you should not demand a costly ambulance ride to the nearest hospital. You can cure that by yourself by staying at home. In China, unfortunately, everyone flocks to a hospital and receives antibiotic injections or drugs, but in the U.S.A. a flu is no reason to get emergency treatment.

Try  a broken leg, a scalded back, food poisoning or something else.

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seneca Post time: 2017-3-31 16:51
Maybe these students need to learn a vital lesson: if you contract the flu you should not demand a ...

If it's Man Flu then that requires hospital treatment

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