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The Sanity Inspector

"If you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait until you see how expensive it is when it's free."
-- P. J. O'Rourke

Sedulia

Yet funnily enough, all the countries with universal health care pay less per capita than Americans do.


The Sanity Inspector

True--if you don't count all the lost time they have to wait for treatment, and all the people who die while doing so.

Fee-for-services can certainly hurt--but it only hurts once. High taxes for crummy, unmotivated service is a chronic ailment.

Sedulia

Have you ever actually lived in France or Germany and experienced the care there? It is simply not true that people there die waiting for services. This is a myth that I keep hearing from Americans with no experience with single-payer systems. Why do you believe this?

I never had or heard of delays being treated in more than 20 years in Europe. In fact I find it's much harder to get a fast doctor's appointment in the U.S..

It is much more common for an American to have a heartbreaking medical-expense dilemma than it is for a person in a single-payer system. The bottom line is, no one, even the most conservative people, in those countries wants to switch to OUR system.

I believe your myth of delays and waits comes from the actual, serious problems in the U.K. system-- which developed only when anti-government Margaret Thatcher set about deliberately weakening the universal health care system there.

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