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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 07:17 PM
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A Global Perspective of Universial Health Care Systems
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Edited on Thu Jun-25-09 07:43 PM by and-justice-for-all
I think we all know what drives this country into a wall, the same thing over and over again..Profits. American greed is prevalent in many, if not most, sectors of our industries and this includes health care. Which, to me, is one of several sectors that should in fact not be for profit.

I would like to say "why do we learn the hard way?", but the fact of the matter is, that WE did not decide how our health care system was to be ran. Instead of learning from those countries that made universal health care a priority and a not for profit system, our fearless leaders chose to do the complete opposite. If some one is doing something that clearly works and works well, it is a good idea to follow suit and loss the macho bullshit.

Here are a few perspectives on some other countries Universal Health Care Systems, most people here are aware of this already but some of you may not be.

Germany:
http://www.euro.who.int/document/e85472.pdf

France:
http://www.euro.who.int/document/e83126.pdf

Sweden:
http://www.sweden.se/eng/Home/Work-live/Society-welfare... /

Italy:
http://www.euro.who.int/document/e73096.pdf

Saudi Arabia:
http://www.arabmedicare.com/saudi_arabia.htm

Iran:
http://www.unicef.org/iran/media_4427.html

China:
http://www.forbes.com/2009/01/22/china-health-care-mark...

Japan:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89...

Taiwan:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89...

Australia:
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/C...

For any Senator, especially for the Cons, to tell us that Universal Health Care is a "no" is complete and utter bullshit. It is sad and appalling that this this country is ran by corporations and not its citizenry. For Reps to deny us all Health Care for the sake of profits, when it is very much obtainable, is equivalent to murder.

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