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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 07:38 AM

76. I think Europeans are baffled by many things about America,

Not least of which is our health care system. A short anecdote: when I was in college, I spent my senior year (1999-2000) in the International Student Housing program, an on-campus dormitory that housed primarily foreign exchange students. U.S. students, however, could apply to live in this dorm. It was not the same as studying abroad, but it was close. One of my suitemates was Finnish; he was shocked to learn that I, being past the age where my parents' insurance would cover me, had absolutely zero medical insurance. True, I could go to the school infirmary and receive simple medical care (like if I caught a cold), but for any real problem, they would send me to the hospital where I would, of course, be required to pay. He found this simply unbelievable.

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