But in the Socialist Paradise....

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    A lot of people have the misconception about China, that because it is in name communist, that things like education and health care and all that are "free" for everyone provided by the state. Not so. In terms of health care particularly, it is far more cut-throat than I expect many would enjoy. If someone in your family gets sick and you take them to the hospital, it is expected you will pay upfront - cash on the barrel head - for whatever treatment they need. No money, no treatment. Take your family member home until you have the cash in hand.

    There's your communist paradise.
     
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    Not sure there are many who think of china as a paradise, communist or otherwise.

    Also I think the key here is "communist in name" since what you are describing certainly doesn't fit the description.
     
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    duh yes it is, its the only beautiful place, you would love It, everything is perfect, because where you live is ugly, that's not like China... or was that the other Chinese person, yes the other Chinese person says its the only beautiful place, you would love It, everything is perfect, because where you live is ugly, that's not like China
     
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    Insane? Or trolling?
     
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    There is no national health insurance program in China. Some cities offer health insurance to residents, most don't. None of the rural people have health insurance, and they have very little access to health care.

    As you said, hospitals there ask for payment up front. If you don't have insurance, you'll need cash in hand when you show up. They also don't do appointments. It's take a number and wait. To make matters worse, scalpers show up early and grab up all the numbers and then sell them to people waiting in line.
     
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    Both?
     
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    But wait, there's more! Last year a little girl in Shanghai fell and hit her head and required extensive medical care. Her family could not pay for the very expensive care. However, a crowdfunding group was set up wherein each participant paid about 1/2 a cent and in short order they had raised more than enough to cover the cost. Private individuals pitching in and helping out each other rather than sitting back waiting on a government. This model is becoming a popular new trend in private health insurance in China.




    That empty popping sound you're hearing in the background is democrat heads exploding.
     
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    my dear braindead moron

    I am saddened to see that not even one conservative has a brain cell.....

    we do NOT want communism
    we do NOT want china
    we do NOT want venezuela or russia or cuba

    we would like to move in the same direction as the HAPPIEST COUNTRIES IN THE FKN WORLD; Finland, Norway, Denmark....

    all of these are capitalistic/socialistic countries.....

    everyone is free to capitalize on capitalism while enjoying the benefits of cheap education and health care........

    NORWAY
    FINLAND
    DENMARK

    NOT china
    NOT cuba
    NOT venezuela
     
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    :lol:

    I'm sorry to be the one to bear difficult news but the United States is not and will never be Norway, Finland, or Denmark. There is a reason those countries exist in our shadow.
     
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    Why sir that's My Generation's Marketing stereotype! I Would like to buy an adrenaline pen, as long as 2 cents go to AIDS in Uganda. When Really all I wanted was a Vacuum Salesman Push-Marketing Death of a Salesman!
     

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