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The use of racial sterotypes is...
okay
12%
 12%  [ 2 ]
not okay
87%
 87%  [ 14 ]
Total Votes : 16

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Avagadro



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palmer wrote:
Most expensive, inefficient in the world. Just because it's subsidized doesn't make it good.

Per capita or total?
Oh yeah... it doesn't matter because we spend more no matter what:
http://www.uab.edu/dcdc/hsa/Glandon/HA605/WoolhandlerNEJM03.pdf#search='united%20states%20health%20care%20costs'
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Results In 1999, health administration costs totaled at least $294.3 billion in the United States, or $1,059 per capita, as compared with $307 per capita in Canada. After exclusions, administration accounted for 31.0 percent of health care expenditures in the United States and 16.7 percent of health care expenditures in Canada. Canada's national health insurance program had overhead of 1.3 percent; the overhead among Canada's private insurers was higher than that in the United States (13.2 percent vs. 11.7 percent). Providers' administrative costs were far lower in Canada.

AND we have about 1/5 of our citizens uncared for.

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Lenore



Joined: 01 Feb 2005
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Thank you Avagadro, I really need to bring statistics like this when I debate Palmer.

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Results In 1999, health administration costs totaled at least $294.3 billion in the United States, or $1,059 per capita, as compared with $307 per capita in Canada. After exclusions, administration accounted for 31.0 percent of health care expenditures in the United States and 16.7 percent of health care expenditures in Canada. Canada's national health insurance program had overhead of 1.3 percent; the overhead among Canada's private insurers was higher than that in the United States (13.2 percent vs. 11.7 percent). Providers' administrative costs were far lower in Canada.


Conservatism doesn't necessarily mean fiscal responsibility Palmer. Liberalism doesn't necessarily mean huge deficits either. It usually means the revenue is spent on different things. In the USA conservatism usually has meant the taxes go to the military and not to schools or poor.

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Avagadro



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Lenore wrote:
It usually means the revenue is spent on different things. In the USA conservatism usually has meant the taxes go to the military and not to schools or poor.

Don't forget corporate welfare!!

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