Swedish Health Care

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    I am all about having a good discussion about issues that face us.

    Lack of insurance because of our government propped up insurance companies is a problem.

    The answer: Single Payer. Which will never happen in this country.

    However, there are models to be looked at.

    Swedin is one of them.

    I only know what I read.......so if it isn't true, I am sorry.

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    Healthcare in Sweden - Wikipedia

    Sweden's health care system is organized and managed on three levels: national, regional and local. At the national level, the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs establishes principles and guidelines for care and sets the political agenda for health and medical care. The ministry along with other government bodies supervises activities at the lower levels, allocates grants and periodically evaluates services to ensure correspondence to national goals.

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    You'll notice it takes place at three levels. And spare me the expanded medicaid bullcrap.

    The National level....remember Sweden has a population of: 9.3 million. Which means if we made it a state, it would still not even be in our top ten STATES in terms of population.

    Then there are two other levels.

    I've argued for a long time that I'd like to see states take this up. But everyone wants D.C. to set a program for 320,000,000 people. That is 33 times larger than Sweden and Sweden still pushes a lot of the administration down below the federal government.

    How can anyone think that a system for 320,000,000 people will work ?
     
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    And, how much does Sweden allocate to research and technology?
     
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    You nailed it on all accounts. Sweden system is effective because it is set up and managed on a small/regional scale. These very pertinent facts are lost on those in America hell bent on a socialist system.
     
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    Not sure how the question to relates to the OP.

    Can you help me out ?
     
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    To whom do the Swedes rely on for research and technological advances?
     
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    I am not sure how that factors into this discussion.

    My primary purpose is to show that the Sweden (which would only be the 11th largest state in the U.S. (if it were a state) relys on some level of local administration for their health care system.

    I am trying to understand how much flexibility they have in making decisions.

    This is about how Sweden does not have a single overarching system that is completely run at the national level.
     
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    Well think of it like this. For all those who desire single payer in a country of 320 million. Countless illegals who must be provided for and only half the country pays taxes! Right? So what will happen to our research programs? Our investments in new techniques and technology! What does Sweden do? Do they develop their own or do they use ours? Kinda like our military right? Many of the countries who do not invest in a military look to the US for protection. That’s why the libtards got so bummed when President Trump told Europe to pay their share!
     
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    That, I get.

    The point of this thread is that Sweden decentralizes it's health care administration to some extent.

    Unlike Obamacare where it seems everything is done at the federal level.
     

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