quote: Easy example. You stated the "cost" of someones health care is "1000%" higher than whatever other country you brought up. But that's impossible to factually say, because the cost of health care in typical Socialist European nations is directly tied into sales tax, a "VAT" tax, and other taxes. But it's impossible to determine that percentage you gave, because you don't know how much every person buys and contributes to the tax health care pot, do you?
quote: Also those systems have the Government DIRECTLY engaging in cost controls, while our system is still free market. Of course costs look lower when the government is directly setting them, but the only way to effectively control costs is to engage in service reduction. You honestly rather have a bureaucrat somewhere deciding what they will and won't pay for? At least with an Insurance company, you can go somewhere else. What recourse do you have when the government, who runs the system, says they won't cover you? Or that you have to wait 6 months for something? None.
quote: Where is your facts and links that show we pay "1000%" more in health care costs? You're being a hypocrite, you posted no referred facts yourself. And please, I said facts, not the Wikipedia. And we all know how flawed and biased the World Heath Organization's study is, so don't bother with that either.
quote: Plus the premise for your argument isn't grounded in reality. We DON'T CARE what the rest of the world is doing. The rest of the world is SHIT, it's a good thing that we do things different. As bad as our economy is, the European Union is crumbling at the moment.
quote: And by the way, idiot, I guess this is ALL a moot point. Because we stupidly PASSED a European style nationalized Health Care system as of this year. I can't wait, because then every moron like you, when they realize how shitty it is, can finally admit they were WRONG. And that, despite the costs and problems, we already had the greatest system on the planet.