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How most Scandinavians feel about the American healthcare system. :XD:

In Scandinavia we pay for healthcare though our taxes, which means we all pay for each other, and nobody thinks twice about going to the doctor because we’ve already paid for it. We also have private care for those rich people who don't want to wait in line.

But before you declare the American system “OMG!!! EVUL!!!”, remember that we Scandinavians also pay the highest taxes in the world.

We up her like it the way it is, but you Americans will have to decide for yourself.


27th August 2009

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3 days ago #9401120        
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I live in the US, and while the American system might not be "OMG!!! EVUL!!!" per se, it's by absolutely no means a good system. The US pays significantly more for health care than any other country in the world, it's not even close (it's about 50% more than even the second-place country). I do not mean out of pocket, I'm talking about total cost, whoever pays for it. In fact, the US has more per capita PUBLIC expenditure than even rich countries like Sweden and Finland (and about the same as Belgium) pay for health care in total, private and public. There are only a few countries where even the amounts the public puts up are higher than the US. So health care is obviously not the reason for the lower taxes of the US vs Scandinavia (other public spending makes far more difference). But despite spending astronomical sums on health care, the US lags behind much the rest of the industrialized world in virtually every quantifiable measure of health. In fact, even "developing countries" like Cuba are doing just as well on many of them (on life expectancy, US and Cuba are tied, for example). Go us?



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11 days ago #9398399        
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What can we say, americans seem to prefer to do things the easy away when they can get away with it. as apposed to the right way.



25 days ago #9393597        
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Hmm... this is my last made comment as well... but this is how Canada sees them too... I am sensing a trend here.



1 month ago #9390251        
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*insert muti-paragraph rant about my person beliefs about the new US healthcare system*
#thanksobama



1 month ago #9387420        
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I would gladly pay higher taxes if it meant I didn't have a $300 medical bill for nothing aside from getting vitals -_-



1 month ago #9386146        
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How is it like? @pandapanda



2 months ago #9384086        
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@Koshee It's a reference to Josh Kwondike.



Koshee

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2 months ago #9378913        
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@ShylokVakarian And Americans talk strangely.



2 months ago #9377995        
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@Koshee @serene88
It sucks mudda-ass-hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooe... (mother-asshole, short for motherfucking asshole)



2 months ago #9372454        
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When I told my Swedish friends about our health care system in Taiwan, they want to move to there. :)



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