I have to say for me this is the one big downer for anybody considering emigrating to USA, I have said before I like the country, the friendlinest of the people, the Scenery and how cheap it is to get around independently, massive amount of food for less money, the big BUT is the issue of medical care, I find it amazing that for the world largest economy, it is the only developed country not to have universal medicare or Socialized Health care, I have spoken to many Americans , many have said they feel too scared to fall ill, life expectancy is lower in some cases beacuse of it, some have been bankrupted by the medical costs, that is no way to live in my opinion. American Medical care report US Healthcare coverage shrinks 2003 article the biggest surprise is more is spent in USA than on British Heath service for less benefit. more is spent on the war in Iraq FFS, I hope you will get the health service you deserve, according to the report the next political Hot potato is going to be Universal Medical care. coming from a British background I feel fortunate, at least I had Free medical care off the NHS for all its faults is a damn sight better than the alternative. what are your thoughts, would you and other Americans be prepared to pay more in taxes if it meant you can get universal healthcare ?