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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?

Righty3 Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 8:12 AM
The problem is we don't really want an "insurance" system, we want free health care, paid for by someone else. Look at it this way. If the Government chips in about $4K per capita and the average person lives 75 years, you'd need $300K in government spending over a lifetime - and this doesn't include anything paid by the person or his employer. Point is, that $300K "deficit" can only come from the shell game of borrowing or taxing - it's not going to disappear no matter what we do.
Righty3 Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 8:17 AM
To be more accurate, healthcare spending is about 16% of GDP, or $2.5T annually. Dividing by the number of citizens, we spend about $8K per capita from all sources on healthcare. That's $600K over an average lifespan, per citizen.

Point is, you can argue about how much of this $600K should come from the individual, his employer and the government - but unless you come up with a system that raises this $8K/year per person, there will be deficits or some sort of rationing.

Kevin 354 Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 11:34 AM
Your argument assumes that free market value exists where it does not.

What government spends the most on health care?