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Subject:  Re: End of the Health Care debate Date:  6/8/2009  2:49 PM
Author:  telegraph Number:  19295 of 116456

"That's still $2K less than the more or less typical $12K med insurance premium. (Whether you, your employer pay it of split it 50/50 is irrelevant to this discussion.) And it doesn't take into account out-of-pocket deductables."

In Canada and France it ranges from 15-19%.

And, of course, in France there is a 7.5% out of your paycheck for the national health care system.

And in Canada, you pay a monthly fee, too, to the national health care system out of your paycheck, and if unemployed, out of your unemployment check...and if none, out of your pocket - otherwise, you don't get service. No tickee - no service - got to have that insurance card.

You forgot to mention again that the French system only pays you AFTER you have paid the doc, and only gives you 70% back. If you want more back, you pay hundreds more (a month) for your own private insurance plan on top of VAT, the 7.5% tax on your pay.......

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