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  •  France (4+ / 0-)

    "France, for example, covers virtually its entire population reasonably well...."

    Reasonably well?  Have you ever been sick in France?  Ever needed emergency surgery in the middle of the night?  Ever been pregnant there?  Know anyone who has ever needed any French healthcare?

    I'd say they maybe the best system in the world.  No cost surgery with 8 days in the hospital, excellent care and food.  A year off for every pregnant mother with full care.  

    How they do they do it?  Little or no profits and reasonable salaries for those employeed.  

    "These were my friends, and they were made out of gin boxes." "I'm a war president." -GWB 2/8/04

    by Deadicated Marxist on Fri Jan 25, 2008 at 08:39:16 AM PST

    •  Yes I do (1+ / 0-)
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      KeepingItBlueKrstna

      I have a house in France and my family and I spend a great deal of time there.  I have appreciated the French health care system as it has always been there when we have needed it and we have always been satisfied with how quickly we got care and how kind everyone is..  

      It is a fact that France has one of the best health care systems in the world.   And it costs less than half of ours.  And their population is healthier.

      So stop the red bating.  It wont work.  The American people are sick of the politics of fear, which is what you are practicing.

      Health care is a human right.

      by Helenann on Fri Jan 25, 2008 at 08:48:09 AM PST

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      •  Um, re-read the comment (2+ / 0-)
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        shelle, junta0201

        and I think you will see that you are saying the same thing.  The tone in the comment is misleading, but there is only praise for the French system in that post.

        BTW, the WHO recognizes the French system as the best in the world.

        My hurriedly made up user name just ain't workin'. You can call me Kristina (or krstna for texting addicts.)

        by KeepingItBlueKrstna on Fri Jan 25, 2008 at 08:55:25 AM PST

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      •  France's Healthcare system is ranked #1 (1+ / 0-)
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        Helenann

        by the who. Its a very good system and cost effective as well. They spend less than half of what the US does per capita.

        Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything. 14% of people know that.

        by ryan81 on Fri Jan 25, 2008 at 09:38:33 AM PST

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      •  Hey I love the French System (0+ / 0-)

        Sorry the comment was misread.  It was in favor of the French system saying that "reasonably well" wasn't praise enough.  

        Man, it's tough being word challenged sometimes.

        "These were my friends, and they were made out of gin boxes." "I'm a war president." -GWB 2/8/04

        by Deadicated Marxist on Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 07:48:17 AM PST

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