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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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Amartni

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1 year ago #9491098        
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Universal health care is paramount to a healthy society.

1 year ago #9528190        
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I got called a communist when in year 1 when I lived in the US lol.

1 year ago #9495737        
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As an American, I'm sad to say that this is actually a very popular view on our healthcare system. I think it's completely broken and needs a complete overhaul... HELP US PLEASE!!!!

11 months ago #9561345        
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Would gladly pay the higher taxes if it meant no more debt from medical bills.

9 months ago #9589664        
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tbf even the American populace feels that way about the American healthcare system. Or so that is the general feeling I get when I talk to other working-class Americans. xD It's our government, which is run by a majority of selfish rich white guys, wh don't want it to change. :/

What's worse is that the average American is gullible enough to believe when a politician displays universal healthcare in a negative light by saying "Well, you'd have to pay higher taxes if you want this." while also failing to mention that Universal Health Care also dismantles the need for Insurance because if everyne is paying for it in taxes, why would yoou need to also pay for health insurance?

Sure, Taxes would be more expensive, but payinng more for one and dismantling the other is better than paying for both. :T

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Vidda90

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4 months ago #9645680        
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Americans are now much more supportive of the ACA now that they know how much it helps them.

5 months ago #9634341        
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i'm an american

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8 months ago #9595218        
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Americans complain too much. If the government give us free healthcare then they'll complain about the tax rates, but then if schools get lower education due to lowered taxes (since public schools and teachers are funded by government through taxes), they complain about that.

1 year ago #9525866        
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I have an American friend who thought Finland as communist country partly because of Finnish healthcare and tax system and to be honest it was a little offensive to me. Last thing we Finnish people want is to be related with communism, Soviet Union or Russia. After Winter War (1939-1940) and Continuation War (1941-1944) with Russia during WWII we Finns have tried to take distance to Russia as much as possible. I think we have some kind of special hate and fear mentality towards Russia. Most of Finns does not like Russia and are suspicious towards them but at the same time we are afraid of them and don't want to offend Russia at any mean. Maybe that's also the reason why we are not part of UN.

You just can't make joke at Finns and claim they are communists and ruled by Russia. If there had been Finland on last section with Norway, Denmark and Sweden, you all would have been dead by now. That's serious topic for us Finns. ;) :D

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1 year ago #9521332        
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Being American, this is all too funny because you either hate the system or you love it... there is no in between. Plus commie jokes never get old!

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