More Satisfaction found in Socialist health Care, than American Loser Care

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    Don't you wish you could be happy about your health care, instead of paying for the little crap the Insurance carriers dole out to you??

    Germans of all ages have long enjoyed fully portable health
    insurance that provides what is effectively first-dollar coverage for a very
    comprehensive package of benefits. Furthermore, unlike U.S. patients, who
    increasingly find their choice of doctor and hospital limited through the
    technique of managed competition, German patients still enjoy completely
    free choice of provider at the time illness strikes. In cross-national opinion
    surveys conducted by the Louis Harris organization in conjunction with the
    Harvard School of Public Health, both German patients and physicians
    express relatively greater satisfaction with their health care system than
    their American counterparts express with their system
    .1

    1.R. Blendon et al., “Satisfaction with Health Systems in Ten Nations,” Health Affairs
    (Summer 1990): 185-192; and R. Blendon et al., “Physicians’ Perspectives on Caring
    for Patients in the United States, Canada, and West Germany,” The New England
    Journal of Medicine (8 April 1994): 1011-1016.

    http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/reprint/13/4/22.pdf
     
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    There is no such country called West Germany. So thats enough to tell me that the author of your source does not know what they are talking about.
     
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    There is a citation for the study, telling me you don't know the date of German reunification. So that tells me your lacking, and you should toodle along.:eusa_angel:
     
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    So you're source is using out dated information.:lol:
     
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    The Public Versus The World Health Organization On Health System ...
    by RJ Blendon - 2001 - Cited by 126 - Related articles
    higher level of satisfaction with their health care system than ...
    content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/reprint/20/3/10.pdf

    It's a pdf, so you'll have to go read and it's long. Basically it's a sociological report, comparing results with WHO.

    Bottom line, Americans tend to be a bit more demanding of doctors and systems than some others, shockingly we're less likely to defer to physicians. Some other factors are also included in the comparisons. Interesting read.
     
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    Results count. Longevity, infant mortality, and children's health all have better numbers in democracies like Canada, Japan, Germany, and many others, than in the US. But, what the hell, the Health Care Insurers are making billionaires, so we are ahead of the game, right?
     
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    Dont forget we also pay more for our shitier care.
     
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    Oh yeah and our costs just keep rising and our care is more limited.
     
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    Comparing Germany to the U.S. is not exactly a fair comparison.

    Lets start with the fact that the U.S. has 4 times the population. Having a universal health care system for 350 million people is not the same as having it for 82 million.

    And I really don't give a damn if Germans like their gubmint health care. They also like their gubmint extermination of the Jewish race at one time.

    The cold hard truth is government run health care system in the U.S. will lead to rationing of health care. Thats were you get your "death panels". And if you don't believe me then look at Ezekiel Emanual of the Obama Administration.

    Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, Obama's top health care advisor, advocates denying care to elderly and disabled - Washington DC Catholic Living | Examiner.com

    Heres the paper he wrote: http://econopundit.com/ezekiel_emmauel.pdf
     
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    Well, $OMEBODY always manages to stay-ahead!!!!

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