[ExI] anti-capitalist propaganda, was: retrainability of plebeians

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Tue May 5 00:22:34 UTC 2009

2009/5/5 Emlyn <emlynoregan at gmail.com>:

>> An interesting compromise is publicly funded, privately provided
>> health care, like in Australia. The government acts as a big health
>> insurer, ensuring that everyone is covered and that less money is
>> wasted through (I guess) inefficient competing private health funds.
>> The per capita absolute spending on health care in Australia is about
>> half that in the US, for about equal health outcomes. The main
>> disadvantage is that if you are rich you pay a higher proportion of
>> your income through the compulsory levy than you would if you only
>> paid for private insurance.
>> --
>> Stathis Papaioannou
> You don't have to pay the levy if you have health insurance though,
> no? Or do you still pay the basic levy?

Everyone except very low income earners pays the basic levy of 1.5%.
High income earners also pay a surcharge of 1%, unless they have
private health insurance.


Stathis Papaioannou

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