Ovid (publius_ovidius) wrote,

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Health Care Costs of Five Capitalist Democracies

Read it and weep Americans (read all of it, damn it). As with any system, there are pros and cons, but the British public health care system blows the American one out of the water. We pay less (both individually and as a percentage of GDP) and we get better outcomes.

If you do more research, you'll find out the Brits live longer, have better infant mortality rates and are generally healthier than Americans. At a fraction of the cost. I guess Americans are just too incompetent to figure out what the rest of the major industrialized nations have made work. Hell, the US has the highest infant mortality rate of any major industrialized nation. Latvia and Guyana are beating the US in infant mortality rates! Is it OK to let children *die* because your values reject people helping one another via the government?
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