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From: Jim Neugent <>
Subject: Re: A dose of medicine
Date: Tue, 03 Mar 1998 10:33:33 -0600
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.
If our health care system were not so corrupt I might be willing to pay
more for it...BUT, with dishonest doctors working with lazy AND
dishonest patients, I'd rather go it alone!!!
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