I don't think it's free anywhere. So where I live taxpayers pay about a 1.5% surcharge in their taxes called a medicare levy, so that pays for the public system. It's really cheap though. I choose to have private health insurance but the good thing about the public system is that it keeps the private insurance prices low and it's there to fall back on if I ever lost my job.
Haha it's ok, we all can find things to complain about with our own Governments. Get me started on our electricity prices and grid managment and I won't shut up
What? You don't have progressive taxing like the rest of the civilized world?
No wonder you Canucks are always so pissed off, when you leave Finland, Mark.
It's a hate triangle.
John is the key.
Well, for a nearly seventy year old bloke he is plenty stupid and irritating, I give you that.
I think that's in Portuguese, as most ice hockey matches are, these days.
Portuguese is an exotic language...
Yep, CT is gone too. What's happened to our Canadian friends?
They are allergic to Finns.
So you're the culprit. lol
When it comes to Sweden, though, they shouldn't even give birth, unless they want to get humiliated.
All righty, then. lol
??? Is that where they live?
It's called The Ontario Incident.
Is there going to be a party?
Bub equals trouble.
Believe me, he's my extinct Canadian dad.
To each their own.
She's not my cup of tea.
Bub is more tolerable, but unpredictable and explosive - IMO.
its so annoying when socialists claim 'free" because its not true
I have private health insurance here and it costs me $73 per month. It's only that low because the private health insurance companies know that if they charged me much more, then I'd ditch it and go on the public system.
What your chart is saying, is that hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers only charge an average of about 1/3 in the Netherlands, for example, of what they charge in the US. Is that really the whole story? Do Dutch doctors only earn 1/3 of what American doctors earn?
I haven't researched this, but I suspect that the government may be paying them a base salary out of taxes that doesn't show up in what the insurance pays.
What many pushing 'European style" health care don't realize is that the average individual tax rates are almost double what the average US citizen pays and the health care 'fees' are built into those taxes. And they ignore the wait times for treatment in other countries, unless you have private insurance on top and can then 'jump the line.'
So, McFly's premise is misleading then?
you gotta be kidding...
Finland: No cost at all.
But what's Finland's personal tax rate? How about your sales tax? The costs are all built into those rates.
sweden also steals the majority of peoples earnings
Steals? I assume you mean taxes. [I know, at some level - what's the difference?]