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Comment Re:More prospective (Score 1) 111

Which Sovietistan was that? I'm pretty sure that you did not grow up in Sweden, where a doctor visit to my neighbourhood clinic costs me about US$15, and my wife's night in the hospital a few years ago ran us about US$75.

And in the US, you have (at least in theory) a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Which pretty much disqualifies inadequate/inaccessible/prohibitively expensive medical care, since those things are impossible to achieve without being in reasonably good health.

Nor does it make good sense to subject your population to economic enslavement as a condition of maintaining good health. The only reason it's lasted as long as it has in the US is that pharmaceutical/medical/insurance companies are allowed to get away with it.

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