The United States – Land of Plenty? Not if You Need Meds.

The comedian John Oliver on his show Last Week Tonight recently did a feature about US health care costs. It turns out that the mark-up on medication is so high, the Utah-based insurance company PEHP saves money by paying their customers up to $500 to fly from Salt Lake City to San Diego and then drive to Tijuana to fill their perscription.

The US is the richest country in the world. Where is all that money going, if Americans have to travel abroad to find affordable drugs?