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Which Government Spend the Most Per Capita on Government Healthcare: France, Italy, the United States, Sweden, Canada, Greece, or the United Kingdom?

Archie1954 Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 11:54 AM
Your suggerstions with respect to reorganizing the healthcare system are simply not appropriate. All of these other nations have single payer systems which are much less costly to provide than the American system, yet these systems allow for an individual to go to the doctor everyday of the year if so required. Costs are not directly related to the overuse of the healthcare system. Some Canadians for instance go to the US for operations because the Canadian system is overused and the American system underused yet Canada's costs are still lower per capita. I think it is the penchant for Americans to make their system adhere to capitalist theory. At least 30% of the per capita costs in the US are related to private insurance involvement.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 6:38 PM
Obviously you are ignorant about the healthcare systems in those countries and the LONG waits for appointments, Hospital beds and all the other problems people have.
Canada's costs are lower because they RESTRICT people from the system and make it harder to get services.
No go try to find your brains in the nearest dumpster
Joseph64 Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 5:08 PM
Canadians come to the US because they don't want to die waiting for a referral to see a specialist, if they aren't flat out refused one from the get go.
Oldschool7 Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 12:23 PM
"Some Canadians for instance go to the US for operations because the Canadian system is overused and the American system underused yet Canada's costs are still lower per capita."
The Cdn Govt run system is terminally inept in many regions . . . wait time can be up to a year. Canadians go to the US for Prompt Service.
If the list were of "Quality of Healthcare" . . . Canada would be 30 something on the list . . . lots of Bucks spent . . . NO BANG ! ! !
Most European systems have a very high Private Sector Component . . . some over 50% . . . this creates competition, efficiency and almost NO waiting for service.

What government spends the most on health care?