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|Subject: Re: FOX "News" Knows Wazzup||Date: 10/31/2013 7:21 PM|
|Author: telegraph||Number: 703419 of 771056|
France runs a multi-payer system that is UHC. It is rated #1 in the world in terms of providing healthcare. And it costs 40% LESS (per capita, in real terms) than what the per capita US cost is currently. Thus, it is the system that is broken in the US--otherwise, the US would be competitive in price as well.
1HF:Oh Gees, not another naive comparison between the US and a member state of the EU. If you can't see that this is an apples-to-oranges comparison, you need to consult an optometrist or maybe an ophthalmalogist about your chronic myopia"
What the libs never tell you is that in France, the tax burden from the government is 46%. That is 46% of your income disappears in state taxes DIRETLY.
That 18 or 20% Value Add tax on everything you buy. On entertainment. On new cars. On household goods. On travel. On hotels and meals out. On necessities.
Plus $8-9/gal a gas prices!....almost 3 times ours!
Most French drive teeny cars, and live in teeny apartments and houses because that is all they can afford.
Yeah....the claimed cost of their health care is low.... but of course, it all comes out of the same government pot. The overall tax burden is MUCH higher than the US. They take home a whole lot less and every time they turn around they get taxed and taxed again.
They don't have tort lawsuits and shark lawyers. They got past that.
They pay (out of , of course, TAXES) the education of doctors and they don't pay them that well.
The country grows less and less competitive every year.
The health care system is busting their budget.
It's not a model to use for the USA.
And when was the last time you heard of a transistor being invented there, a new cure for a disease coming from there (since Pasteur over 150 years ago)? Or a new drug? Or even a medical procedure?
or a medical device or machine like a CAT scanner or MRI?
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