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mwooldri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-15-09 07:42 PM
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60. National Insurance deductions in the UK.
Everyone who works pays something. Contributions are capped to an extent so the mega wealthy don't pay lots in... but National Insurance pays for it all. Plus the UK government pretty much owns and operates the health care system so they are in a position to wring every bit of efficiency out of it. Everyones' covered; the UK government pays 45% per head of population of what could be attributed to each individual in the USA, except of course 16%+ doesn't get any health benefits at all.
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