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Comment: Re:Health Insurance (Score 1) 237

by dunkelfalke (#48863645) Attached to: Google Thinks the Insurance Industry May Be Ripe For Disruption

Let me know when Sweden's health insurance is welcomed by German doctors.

They are. EHIC is, in fact, honoured in the whole EU for treatments that need to be done while being in another EU country. The insurance can also cover for a non-acute treatment abroad (for example cheaper dentists in the Czech Republic), but one has to get an acknowledgment from the insurance first.

You want to fix healthcare, make the price paid the same for everyone, and pricing is upfront (as can be allowed). Let the user know exactly what the Knee Scope is going to run before surgery.

Back to the 19th century? Universal health care was introduced because the kind of healthcare you describe didn't work.

Comment: Re:Extradition? (Score 2) 299

by dunkelfalke (#48819057) Attached to: Uber Suspends Australian Transport Inspector Accounts To Block Stings

Taxi driving is, in fact, different from personal driving. Taxi drivers drive much more than personal drivers, so the probability of an accident is higher. And since they are drivers for hire, they are responsible for the passengers. Hence the different license.

So, what exactly does the government gain? The processing fees for issuing the commercial driver license? They aren't that high, the fees usually just cover the costs of the pencil pushers.

Comment: Re:Is Uber a big government straw man? (Score 4, Insightful) 299

by dunkelfalke (#48817885) Attached to: Uber Suspends Australian Transport Inspector Accounts To Block Stings

Nortel used to be worth 400 billions. Two years later only 5 billions. It still was the same company, just not as overvalued anymore. Market capitalisation doesn't show how much an enterprise is actually worth or whether it does something right or not. It only shows what the speculators currently think.

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