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US drops to 12th in the prosperity index


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#46    EllJay

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:15 PM

View Postquestionmark, on 14 November 2012 - 10:45 PM, said:

No, certainly not in Greece. It is not as if you get it for free in any of those countries (there we would only have Britain), in fact you don't even get your social benefits for free in Sweden and Norway, you have to pay into an insurance system (in most countries both private and run by the government you can choose from), and if the insurance needs more money the premiums go up. For those who have never paid into the system (exception again Britain) all there is is welfare.

In Sweden you only have to pay a small fee for doctor and hospital visits, regardless if it is a check-up for a cold or a hearth transplant. You can go outside the system and get private hospital insurance if you like, but the ordinary system works just as well.
Most of the other benefits mentioned in the 10-min guide above is already payed for via tax

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:19 PM

View Postquestionmark, on 14 November 2012 - 11:28 PM, said:

Oh, but there is where a competent government steps in. They let them earn money but stop them from overdoing it. That is why there are also government run plans.
When we find a way to implement a competent government in the USA, let me know. And then I (Being the influential internet Titan that I am) will support socialized healthcare in the US.

Edited by DieChecker, 16 November 2012 - 11:20 PM.

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