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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.

26th August 2009


17 M
2 days ago #9251950        

The Dutch think the same way about the US health system

3 days ago #9251314        

Oh balls
I thought I had replied : /

Oh alright :)
Thanks for that.

How on earth did that happen? xD
The Welsh accent is so different from the Irish one.


17 M
3 days ago #9251311        

I knew the Europeans were in on the Commie plot...

10 days ago #9247527        

Still relevant today....

14 days ago #9244150        

@DealyLittleKate Agreed!

2 months ago #9213077        

As an American, I would love a similar health system to what European countries have, but there is a downside. Unfortunately there are people here (mostly Republicans) that hold contempt for professionals whose salary is financed through taxes, such as teachers, simply because they are paid with taxpayer money. If we adopted that system, I would imagine a few outspoken groups holding protests against doctors, like what has happened in the past few years with teachers.

3 months ago #9189840        

@Robertjhsmith: None of the characters are meant to be accurate representations of the inhabitants of their countries. They're essentially based on stereotypes -- those the ones in the given country have about themselves, as well as the ones that all other countries have about them. With a bit of extra derp for comedy's sake.

The male America represents the stereotypical Republican. Female America represents the stereotypical democrat.

3 months ago #9188908        

It's the same in Canada for our healthcare system, and our taxes aren't that unreasonable. :/

3 months ago #9179089        


"Russia actually has never been communist nor has it claimed to be. It's socialist."

Actually, bolsheviks were communists, while mensheviks were socialists. And the only even remotely democratic movement has been social democrats - not socialists and certainly not communists.

In fact, for every true bolshevik (communist) the first goal was to physically eliminate every menshevik (socialist) in the vicinity - to eliminate competition.

Also, top communist party members of the USSR had their own hospital system, separate from the rest of the soviet people.

As to the healthcare, I am not so sure that Russia would be the best example.
Window on Eurasia: Health Care System in Pskov Oblast Continues to Deteriorate

"Indeed, as a result of his tenure, the difference in life expectancies between Pskov oblast and the Tartu county of Estonia was the largest of any two contiguous territories in the world. Shlosberg’s report shows that the situation has not improved – and may even be set to deteriorate further."

Some reports have shown Estonia's healthcare system as the best bang for the buck, but the truth is that Estonia's healthcare has its own serious problems.

3 months ago #9177949        

Medical service is slow, expensive and not very trust worthy in Europe. That's one of the important reason why I don't want to move there.

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