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Subject: Re: A dose of medicine
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 15:34:33 +0000
At 12:29 PM 3/3/98 +0000, Gordon Johnson wrote:
>Dave Woodrow said:-
>Do we want nationalized medicine?? The countrys that have it, pay for
>it. A fellow I knew from New Zealand told me , this is quite a few years
>ago, that if you made over $12,000 there, you paid 60 percent in taxes.
>A medical program like the social countrys have, cost a lot of denero.
>Until a better system comes up, I will stick with ours.
>**It just shows you that facts are never allowed to get in the way of
>The USA spends approximately 10 per cent of their national wealth to pay
>for their health services, and the UK spends approximately 6 percent of
>their national wealth on the UK health services.
>The UK is internationally recognised as the most efficient health service
>in the world. The only reason it is not providing as many services as it
>could, is that the politicians are afraid to ask for a bit more in taxes.
>I would be quite happy to pay a slightly higher tax rate for further
>improvements in our health service.
>We in the UK can afford to be ill, thank God.
Amen!!!!!!!! Look at the Canadian System. Great set up. No one should
ever beg for their life. I am tired of seeing coffee cans in stores where
people are asking for money for cancer treatment, or a heart or what ever.
I say get rid of one bomber and we would have enough money to pay for all
of the medical for everyone.
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