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    Default OT Ever see the documentary Sicko?

    Very amazing information
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    Without universal health care, we could be in deep **** if we are out of work. Many countries have universal health cares Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, UK, France...etc. Their health systems are not perfect but at least you don't have to worry about insurance.
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    You only hear the bad stuff in the news and movies these days. Maybe it's the reason everyone in America has a bad attitude toward everything.
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    according to the documentary the US is the ONLY western country to NOT have UHC. Thanks the the pharmaceutical industry and the pay offs they did. Remember Hillary Rod and her push for UHC? she was even paid off to walk away. I usually look at both sides of any documentary but in researching the facts in this I cant find anything skewed about it. We in the US can go to any hospital anywhere besides here, including France and Cuba and get as good of or better care than here...without insurance and not even being a citizen there and not walk out with a single bill...unless you count the 5 breather the lady needed that cost 120 here. King George can kiss my ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 632 Regal
    Very amazing information
    Not yet, but I'm looking forward to it.

    I must say that Oz has what I consider an excellent health system in that we have Medicare which is a nationalised health scheme and on top of that we have a private system that allows choice of specialist etc.

    We can have private insurance but still use the public system.

    The other advantage we have is that our doctors practise preventative medicine.

    Best of both worlds.

    By comparison my sister is working in Sweden as a doctor for a year - that system is totally nationalised and a patient gets no choice at all as to specialist etc. The doctors there have to practise according to a ready reckoner. If you have symptoms a,f & r, treat with X.

    They also don't practise preventative medicine.

    I have never understood why the US didn't bite the bullet on medicine and social security reform rather than spending trillions in Iraq.


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    we do have free health care in the US. Only if you are an illegal immigrant living in the US. you can thank good ol uncle sam and the cronies in charge for that.
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    Preventative is the answer, my juniors has a cronic disease and the only MD fix is removing his spleen! So i have a chronic headeche removing my brain is the answer???? fukt up here man. US meds and docs are fukt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuk in Oz
    Not yet, but I'm looking forward to it.

    I must say that Oz has what I consider an excellent health system in that we have Medicare which is a nationalised health scheme and on top of that we have a private system that allows choice of specialist etc.

    We can have private insurance but still use the public system.

    The other advantage we have is that our doctors practise preventative medicine.

    Best of both worlds.

    By comparison my sister is working in Sweden as a doctor for a year - that system is totally nationalised and a patient gets no choice at all as to specialist etc. The doctors there have to practise according to a ready reckoner. If you have symptoms a,f & r, treat with X.

    They also don't practise preventative medicine.

    I have never understood why the US didn't bite the bullet on medicine and social security reform rather than spending trillions in Iraq.
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    In Australia it isn't free as such, every taxpayer pays 3% extra and then some are encouraged (by way of paying more when there income goes beyond 50k?) to have private coverage as well. I am not sure of the figures, well I don't get that kind of money!
    Oh and about the movie MM is a lying fat f**k.

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    For us it's as good as free. There's two fail-safe's for people who are ill. The doctor's bill is usually re-imbursed by some 85% and if the sum total of medical bills exceeds a certain value per year you get that back too. Same with pharmaceuticals but only prescribed.
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    well technically US does...remember the bit about Guantanamo? Those inmates have the good life lol

    but to be honest, I think our system is sooo fukt that it would be extremely hard to switch to a UHC cold turkey. The only way I see that it could work is raising taxes significantly for atleast a decade then transition to a full blown UHC, which wont go over well for majority of Americans...

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