Thirty-two of the thirty-three developed nations have universal health care = USA no!

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    Thirty-two of the thirty-three developed nations have universal health care, with the United States being the lone exception.

    The following list, compiled from WHO sources where possible, shows the start date and type of system used to implement universal health care in each developed country.

    Note that universal health care does not imply government-only health care, as many countries implementing a universal health care plan continue to have both public and private insurance and medical providers


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    So?

    We lead, not follow.

    Idiot.
     
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    But MOOOOMMMMMMM!...All the cool Euroweenies have socialized medical services!

    Good grief, Charlie Brown. :rolleyes:
     
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    So
     
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    But we're on the list now, just with a 2014 start date.
     
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    So... what's your point? You implying America should be "monkey see, monkey do" no matter what?

    Use your head for something other than a hat rack, fucktard.
     
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    A list like that gives you plenty of places to relocate.
     
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    And yet millions of them opt to take up private insurance. I wonder why?

    Actually, I don't wonder at all. I know why.
     
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    OH...so THAAAAAAAAAAT's why we have the world's best healthcare!
     
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    One of the most glaring errors in the list of developed nations is the exclusion of China. She is becoming a major rival of the US and doesn't have universal health care. There are apparently no plans to change that situation as they are busy embracing capitalism and are working at emulating what they consider the best points of our capitalist system. Another problem is that the UN generated list of countries healthcare systems isn't based on quality of care but is heavily weighted toward countries that have universal healthcare systems, ie: if you took out the values assigned for universal healthcare and based it solely on speed of service and results of treatment we would be number one with a substantial lead. Obviously the study was done with the intent to embarrass the US into putting in UHC because as soon as it came out the UN made sure the press published that info everywhere.
     

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