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  •  I hear you. I want things to be easier for me (10+ / 0-)

    no have a caveat emptor experience yearly. Europeans have a much more sensible approach to their commitment to healthcare. If you have to pay a lot but never have to worry about access to healthcare regardless of whether you work or not it is a relief. You also don't have to save up some big nest egg to cover youself in decline.

    Slow thinkers - keep right

    by Dave the Wave on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 08:52:33 AM PDT

    •  Even the 'horrid' socialized medicine system (5+ / 0-)

      in England is much, much MUCH better than ours. Orders of magnitude better.

      You have a doctor. Who is, almost always, not far away. If you need to see them, you call, and, almost always, get seen within a day or two. Or, if you're really sick or an invalid, they may even come to you.

      If you need medication, it's available at a reasonable cost. If you need to be hospitalized, the cost doesn't enter your mind. If you need mental health treatment, you get it for a s long as you need it. Drugs, in patient, out patient, therapy, monitoring, the works.

      If you're pregnant, you don't worry about anything other than having a healthy baby. And when you do have that baby, you get home visits from a nurse for the first few weeks, and 6 mos paid maternity leave.

      SOCIALIZED MEDICINE provides home visits, mental health care, appointments in a few days, and no worries about how you're going to pay for it.

      I want it. Yesterday. If it means an increase in my taxes, it's sooooooooooooo worth it.

    •  And, no criptic paperwork piling up hopelessly. (1+ / 0-)
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