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post #1 of 11
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I really enjoyed this program. Is there anyone who has seen it that still thinks the United States has the best health care in the world?



Full Video: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontl...roundtheworld/
post #2 of 11
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I'm feeling pretty passionate about health care reform today. I just got my first medical bill since graduating collEge and being on my own insurance. An allergy test cost me $450. In Japan I could have added another 3 inches for that much!
post #3 of 11
graduating collage?






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graduating collage?






He went to several different schools at the same time...
post #5 of 11
Ever since spell check appeared, my spalling has also deteriorated rapidly.
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graduating collage?






ouch!
post #7 of 11
That's why doctors in Japan make ~$70K/year... minimum wage is close to $12K, the average salary is $30K. In comparaison, a doctor in the US makes on average $200K... whereas minimum wage is $15K and average salary is $40K.

I also find it interesting that there are 9,000 hospitals in Japan, compared to 6,000 in the US.
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That's why doctors in Japan make ~$70K/year... minimum wage is close to $12K, the average salary is $30K. In comparaison, a doctor in the US makes on average $200K... whereas minimum wage is $15K and average salary is $40K.

I also find it interesting that there are 9,000 hospitals in Japan, compared to 6,000 in the US.
I guess it depends on the cost of living and the size of the hospitals.
post #9 of 11
No incentive there to run tests that arn't needed or monopolize on each patient. Also, trying to sue a doctor there is probably almost impossible.
We can get that accomplished here too without having a public option.
post #10 of 11
I like the idea of public healthcare reform.
I like they idea of a public option.

I don't like the propoganda that people like Beck and that them other guys are spreading about it.

Who thinks Washinton will skrew it up?
post #11 of 11
oops spelling !!!
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