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by wchurchill:

... While I think there are some good ideas to be built into the American system from European nationalized health care, IMHO, Americans will not buy what has come with those systems--waiting lists for surgical procedures, use of "gate keepers" to determine if you really need to see a specialist, etc.  


There are no waiting lists and no gate keepers to determine anything.

I'm insured with the most common health insurance company in Germany and can chose to go to whatever gp, specialist, dentist, hospital, clinic I like.

Please don't compare the underfunded UK system with ours.

"The USA appears destined by fate to plague America with misery in the name of liberty." Simon Bolivar, Caracas, 1819

by Ritter on Tue Nov 8th, 2005 at 07:57:48 AM EST
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Thank you for correcting him promptly.
The myth of "waiting lists" is dear to the US elite.  Of course, here in the US there are no waiting lists - just 50 million people who would love to be on a waiting list of any kind...
by cambridgemac on Tue Nov 8th, 2005 at 10:55:25 PM EST
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