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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:07 AM
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Healthcare around the world - BBC comparison chart & info
Use the link to see full article.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8201711.stm



United States - Private system

Private sector funded, with more than half from private sources. Private health insurance available through employer, government or private schemes. 15.3% of population (45.7 million people) do not have health insurance.

UK - Universal, tax-funded system

Public sector funded by taxation and some national insurance contributions. About 11% have private health insurance. Private GP services very small.

France - Social insurance system

All legal residents covered by public health insurance funded by compulsory social health insurance contributions from employers and employees with no option to opt out.

Singapore - Dual system

Dual system funded by private and public sectors. Public sector provides 80% of hospital care 20% primary care.

Financed by combination of taxes, employee medical benefits, compulsory savings in the form of Medisave, insurance and out-of-pocket payments.
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:32 AM
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1. Fruition of the 'puke agenda has made the US the worst place in the industrialized world for
to live for such a large segment of its population: refute it you can. :P
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tinrobot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:38 AM
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2. So we spend more and die sooner.
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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 12:18 PM
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3. Kick! Lots more people need to see these numbers!
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Wednesdays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:18 PM
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4. K&R
:kick:
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Juche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 01:15 AM
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5. How the hell does Singapore only spend 3%
Edited on Mon Aug-24-09 01:17 AM by Juche
Even the cheapest UHC systems like Japan, Taiwan, Italy and the UK still spend about 8% of GDP. Most wealthy nations spend 8-11% on average.

Here is another fun chart

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