So... I went to a local clinic in Asagaya that actually spoke some English (Thanks Kumiko!). The nurses and pharmacists were all so cute saying Pu-re-zu Fe-ar Be-ta and Get-to We-ru. Guess how much a trip to the doctors and 3 kinds of antibiotics cost me. OK... I'll give you a hint... I am considered middle class and am therefore obligated to pay 30% of my hospital bills. Give UP???
Total price of doctor's visit and medicine ... 2,000 Yen or about 20 bucks! I love national health care!!! Because Juan and I are considered middle class and we are married, we pay about $70 a month each for national health care. That's it! I love Japan. I may never come home. Sorry America! LOL!