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  •  You do know almost every other country has it? (3+ / 0-)
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    Debby, trueblueliberal, kareylou

    Congratulations, that is the silliest post I've ever read on Daily Kos.  The British have universal health care.  The French have it.  The Canadians have it.  Brazil has it.  India has it.  Japan has it.  Sensing a trend here, are we?  For freak's sake, even Bhutan has it.

    Honestly....

    OK, that last bit was a cheap shot.

    "To know what is right and to do it are two different things." - Chushingura, a tale of The Forty-Seven Ronin "It was like that when I got here." - Homer Simpson

    by rbird on Sat Sep 17, 2011 at 06:59:27 PM PDT

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    •  Great. (0+ / 0-)

      Let's do it then. As long as you're certain it's not going to impact quality of care...

      •  Have you heard of google, wikipedia? (2+ / 0-)
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        kareylou, duufus

        An ocean to swim in, and you stay in the shallow end.  You don't like the google, wikipedia too egalitarian for you, consult the CIA World Fact Book, it's online.  Or go to the library and read a book.  I'm cutting you off after this one, "Mr. Honesty."

        Life expectancy is a good indicator of quality of health care and general quality of life.  The USA is rated 36th in the world for life expectancy.  That's your vaunted quality of care right there.  We tie with Cuba.  Those evil socialist powers, the U.K. (that's the British) is 20th, Germany is tied at 20th, France is tenth, Iceland is third, and Japan is number one.  The Japanese live about five years longer than we do.

        That answer your question?

        Find your own answers in the future.  I'm done with this conversation.

        "To know what is right and to do it are two different things." - Chushingura, a tale of The Forty-Seven Ronin "It was like that when I got here." - Homer Simpson

        by rbird on Sat Sep 17, 2011 at 11:41:04 PM PDT

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