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  •  Wonder why few (no?) other countries do this? (6+ / 0-)
    The employment tied healthcare is a total joke
    Because it results in the broken system we have today in the US.

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    by rfall on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 04:25:47 PM PST

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    •  Jobs and health care are not directly tied (3+ / 0-)
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      …in other nations -- however, employers pay a general per-employee tax into a government fund used for health care. And everyone pays an income tax, part of which flows into that fund, as well.


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      by Pluto on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 04:49:47 PM PST

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      •  Well, that's fine. (1+ / 0-)
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        That's just another form of "everyone pays, spread the risk."

        What the other systems don't do is tie your health insurance to your specific job, which eliminates the problem that Arianna noted.

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        by gharlane on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 07:21:00 PM PST

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