At least over here prescription meds are heavily subsidized and people pay very little out of their own pocket.
As far as healthcare goes we don't have private health insurance even though it's readily available. There's a limit to around 500 something euros per year that you have to spend on healthcare yourself before tax money kicks in.
Quote:In 2009 health spending per capita in Finland is equal to the OECD average, with spending of EUR 2936 (or USD 3226 adjusted for purchasing power parity). Municipalities spent on average about 1300 euros per inhabitant on health care in 2005. Health care accounted for about 25% of the municipal budget.
In a comparison of 16 countries on 2008 by Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, Finland used the least resources and attained average results, making Finland the most efficient public sector health service producer according to the study's authors.
I think the US spends more than twice that amount per capita already.