[ExI] socialism

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 03:19:58 UTC 2019

On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 9:58 PM <spike at rainier66.com> wrote:

 *>> …*the USA has the most inefficient health care system in the world… John
>> K Clark
> > *Are we still counting things as medical expenses which really aren’t
> medical expenses?  Consider that example I gave of very expensive ER beds
> filled with unconscious addicts. *

Sorry that excuse doesn't hold water either, although I wish it did. Both
the United Kingdom and France have a worse drug problem than the USA and
yet their population live longer and they pay *MUCH* less for healthcare. I
don't think the evidence could be any clearer, like it or not the facts are
that sometimes socialism works and the USA could learn something from 30
countries all over the world that manage health care much better.

It gives me no joy to say this because I like the theory that
libertarianism is always better too, but when a theory does't fit the facts
it must be abandoned regardless of emotional attachment.

John K Clark

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