Holland. Model for U.S. Health Care System?

Sep 6, 2007

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    Interesting article that appears in today's Wall Street Journal is reproduced on the website: healthdecisions.org. It is free. To see the same article on the WSJ website requires a paid subscription.
     
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    So exactly what is Holland's effective tax rate?
     
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    ALL of Europe has VERY high taxes and health care is RATIONED this is a concept Americans do not understand. People want service NOW and god forbid someone has to wait 3 hours for an appointment. Americans are VERY demanding on our health care system and wouldn't put up with a European type system.

    People do not understand the concept that the government has NO business in health care - this includes CHIP. FREE markets are the ONLY solution. How many people on CHIP have cell phones? Virtually ALL of them - sorry if you can afford a CELL PHONE I am sick of subsidizing your health insurance - this is unacceptable.

    How many of these UNINSURED people have CELL PHONES? Virtually 100%. How many have CAR PAYMENTS? The vast majority. Average cell phone bill is $50-60/mo , average car payment is $550. (and you do not NEED a car payment - there are plenty of good used cars on the market for cash).

    Americans see NO value in their Health Insurance and 90% of them don't even know the "true" cost anyhow since it is employer subsidized, prices are hidden, and you can not shop around like you can any other item in America.
     
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