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Old April 24th, 2017, 04:07 PM   #101
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Your private insurance system is screwing you completely.
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Old April 27th, 2017, 08:11 AM   #102
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There are 55 million people on Medicare. Medicare spending is $644 billion per year. That does not count the billion dollar supplimental insurance. The US govenment spends roughly the same percentage of GDP to cover 55 million people as other countries spend on their entire population as a percent of GDP. Take the $644 billion and calculate that out to 320 million people. That is over $5 trillion dollars. Roughly a third of our GDP. And that does not count the billion dollar supplemental insurance industry.
Is the cost per individual the same ?
The people covered by Medicare are over 65, That makes a difference
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Old April 27th, 2017, 08:18 AM   #103
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It's easier to let them die than to retrain them. Stalin said something like that.
"A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic". That was in reference to a famine in the Ukraine caused by the capitalists and their greed. I only say that because it is the closest to what you posted. I have never heard anything from the great leader Stalin resembling what you quoted.
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Old April 27th, 2017, 07:07 PM   #104
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I guess king Trump isn't quite as bigly kingly as he thought.

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Is the cost per individual the same ?
The people covered by Medicare are over 65, That makes a difference
Is it? There are more sick people under 65; 65 and over do not have babies, etc.
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Old April 27th, 2017, 07:25 PM   #106
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I can tell you from my experience with Singaporean health care that its not as thorough as you are use to back in the states. For instance, I was diagnosed with pneumonia about 3 years ago. There was no chest xray done. There was no blood work done. This was done from a doctor listening to my breathing with a stethoscope. To be honest I am not sure what kind of health system Singapore even has. Its not really single payer. Its not socialized medicine, but it kind of is. Its heavily subsidized with government price controls, but also has large amounts of private insurance and expensive but high quality health care such as the raffles group.
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I can tell you from my experience with Singaporean health care that its not as thorough as you are use to back in the states. For instance, I was diagnosed with pneumonia about 3 years ago. There was no chest xray done. There was no blood work done. This was done from a doctor listening to my breathing with a stethoscope. To be honest I am not sure what kind of health system Singapore even has. Its not really single payer. Its not socialized medicine, but it kind of is. Its heavily subsidized with government price controls, but also has large amounts of private insurance and expensive but high quality health care such as the raffles group.
Then you should have gone to Canada or the UK.
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Then you should have gone to Canada or the UK.
I am a United States Citizen Expat living and working in Singapore. That would have made no sense at all.
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Is it? There are more sick people under 65; 65 and over do not have babies, etc.
Well apparently you are as competent a health actuary as you are a legal expert...here's a clue, ever hear of a chronic condition....
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Well apparently you are as competent a health actuary as you are a legal expert...here's a clue, ever hear of a chronic condition....
Since you cannot quantify the number, I will take that as another Jefferson chopping off slave's fingers moment.
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