In the US they waited too long and they now have a very inefficient system, they pay twice as much per capita compared to most other Western countries for healthcare. But then that also means that you now have this huge health care industry in the US comprising of insurance companies, private hospitals etc. They are not going to cooporate with reforming the system, so you have very powerful commercial interests against reforming the system.

Saibal


Citeren LizR <lizj...@gmail.com>:

Fair enough! I only knew about the UK for sure.

It's ridiculous to consider a country that doesn't provide some basic level
of healthcare and other safety nets to every citizen as part of the "First
World".


On 5 November 2013 10:17, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:

On 11/4/2013 1:06 PM, LizR wrote:

Surely someone has to drag the US (no doubt whingeing about how awful it
is that the rich should provide the poor with even a rudimentary level of
health care) into 1948 eventually?


1948?  Hell, Bismarck brought universal healthcare to Germany in 1890.

Brent


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