5 myths about healthcare

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    By T.R. Reid -- Five Myths About Health Care in the Rest of the World

    Speaking from my own experience, I agree with this article. Granted that I have never lived for a long term with the system described here, I have experienced it in both France and Belgium.

    We are STUPID if we let this get away from us.

    Also recommend the documentary and book, Money Driven Money. Really shows how most of the rest of the world has left us in the dust.

    Money-Driven Medicine

    You really do owe it to yourself to listen to both sides of this issue.
     
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    Where did that fat fuck 1% murderer Ted Kennedy go for his health care?
     
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    #1 myth about socialized anything in America:

    Politicians and bureaucrats can control the costs of anything.
     
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    Oh Is that why solziied medicein is 150% less expensive? Is that why socilzied energy/water utlitles are 30% less expensive? As always reality contrdaxcits republicans
     
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    What does Medicare cost today, versus what it was projected to in 1965, Slapnutz?

    G'head and adjust for inflation.

    C'mon...You can look it up.
     
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    ROTFL. Are you so stupid that you think projected costs being more means Medicare is less efficient then private health care. Currently today Medicare costs have increased by 50% less then what private health care costs; that is despite Medicare providing better health outcomes and more services then private health care.
    So come back when you are able to think.
     
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    So, you're actually going to try and argue that a massive bureaucratic entitlement program that costs in excess of 10 times what it was projected to costs is evidence of efficiency?

    You are one seriously fucking daffy mofo. :lmao:
     
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    Um considering that if Medicare was privatized it would cost 50% more while providing less services yes.
    I realize that you are to stupid to realize that projected costs does not equal efficiency.
    And I apologize that God gave you an IQ of 65.
     
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    Sez you.

    But I'm not the one here trying to pretend that American political bureaucracy has any kind of track record of containing the costs of anything.

    Sucks to be you.
     
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    According to who?
     
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