[ExI] What Kind of Health Care System is That, Again?

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Wed Apr 9 04:42:02 UTC 2008

At 09:18 PM 4/8/2008 -0700, Lee asked:

>Still the question does pop up in people's minds, "After paying
>those taxes all those years in Australia in exchange for, er,
>"socialized" health care, what could have been so attractive
>to want to make you leave?

Marrying Barbara Lamar, a Texan with a daughter then at university 
and an ailing mother and a then-fledgling tax law business in the 
USA. I certainly didn't come here for the (medicinal) waters.

What word might be preferable to "socialistic"? Egalitarian comes to 
mind. Commonwealth catches some of it. (Australia is formally a 
"Commonwealth," not a republic nor a monarchy, despite having another 
country's queen perched on top like a bizarre 19th century ornament.) 
I'd probably come up with something crisper if it weren't for this 
damnable brain-deadening Texan pollen-inflicted allergy...

Damien Broderick

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