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View Diary: "Socialist Health Care" is Better Says Study by National Research Council (131 comments)

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  •  You'd Have to Live in the U.S. (12+ / 0-)

    You'd have to live in the United States to think anything else. If we could magically transplant Britain's NHS to the U.S., making the least change to it possible, our healthcare would catapult from about 37th place to 8th. And it would cost about 50% less.

    Socialized medicine is the gold standard for healthcare. But I'd be satisfied with publicly-funded healthcare, where the federal government simply pays for all essential care out of a progressive tax.

    That would at least allow us to start to be competitive with other countries, something we desperately need if we are to ever balance our trade and compete globally.

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