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Subject:  Re: Quebec healthcare crisis Date:  11/16/2012  11:48 AM
Author:  saunafool Number:  413129 of 439678

How many non-rich people can afford to do this, after paying higher tax rates to fund the basic national system?

In France, almost everyone.

My wife's parents are clearly working-class. They are in their mid 60's. The total annual cost for their private insurance is about $2500 for both of them. (The public insurance pays the public reimbursement rate, the private insurance pays for whatever additional the private hospital charges above the "public" reimbursement.)
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