I wonder if American citizens living near the Mexican border smuggle prescription drugs into the USA?
After living outside the USA for 15 years, the USA laws start to blur. It is a very confusing moral dilemma. Should I obey American laws so the doctors and pharmacies make money? On one hand, I want to respect the USA, obey the laws and pay taxes so the schools and roads have money. On the other hand, I would never bend over for the soap in front of a doctor; they do not seem to have any sense of remorse.
I can talk to a doctor in Guatemala for U.S. $3-8 dollars – even an American one if I want. I can talk to doctor in Thailand for U.S. $2. In the Philippines, I once paid U.S. $10.
Last year in the Dominican Republic, I saw a doctor for free. This was a very confusing experience. I felt very strange talking to a doctor for free. My American culture says that I am to respect them, pay them money and not ask questions because somehow American doctors have better brains.
I really do not want to take sides. This is not a "USA: love it or leave it" proposition. It just is silly for me to be angry at the whole country. Yet, it seems savvy, intelligent and a survival of the fittest thing to disobey the doctors, and health insurance and pharmaceutical companies.
In the members-only area is a video of me buying Amoxicillin.