Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
I can not speak for the entire U.S. but here we have nearly all of this.

Further, other rich nations have social policies that provide child care, universal health insurance, pre-school, parental leave and visiting nurses to virtually all in need.

We have child care and it's covered for those who can not afford it. Every kid is covered with insurance here. We have pre-school. There are nurses in schools, so perhaps that is covered.

All that is left is parental leave. Some have it, some don't but many of the places that do offer it are on the verge of going under and will not be able to continue to offer it.

One big one was left off the list. Drug abuse.
The waiting time for subsidized child care in my county was about 19 months in July when my granddaughter-in-law applied for a spot for child that will be born in December.

One of my grandson's is in preschool. Two great-grandsons could not get in because there were no more slots. They turn down 3 children for every one that applies.

Parental leave in most first world countries is 1 year. In the US, it is general 6 weeks for a vaginal birth and 8 weeks for a C-section unless the mother applies for the family leave act. Fathers are often not eligible to take this leave to become the primary caretakers in the US. They are in most other first world countries.

While most place have insurance available for low income children, a lot of US states do not have it available for low-middle income families with children that cannot afford to buy it. In other first-world countries, universal healthcare is the norm.

The US does not routinely have home health (visiting nurses) for newborns. Most first-world countries do and it is widely believed to be the reason that the US has the worst death rate for children under 1 year among the first-world countries.