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Old 07-21-2011, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Majin View Post
Does anybody know of or have a list of countries where entitlements like social security, universal healthcare, unemployment, welfare do not exist?

Or maybe we can narrow it down by entitlement.

List of countries without social security
List of countries without universal healthcare
List of countries without welfare


I suspect that absolutely none of the countries that will be listed will a G20 country or even a country of any relevance economically.
All country has entitlement of one type or other, it is a matter how they are executed.

Here are the example of US entitlement and other country:

Social Security:

US - a ponzi scheme. Why because new payer pay older payer. When you cannot use the money until you reach the age limit, then there is a problem. It is not your money

Singapore - you can use the money to buy your home. if you have health emergency, you can use it

Universal Healthcare:
US - ZERO cost for those who qualify. No skin in the game. Even a cough or a cold, those zero cost participate will go to doctor for 3 to 5 times. They don't understand. Cold takes time to recover

Singapore - Require copay from everyone

New Zealand - First 4 or 5 times of the year require 100% out of pocket

US Welfare: We have more government employees working for welfare than the receiptants. No wonder the system is not going away. Welfare should be a temporary solution, not as a permanent solution. Many on welfare are working under the table. Or they have been there forever. Free housing, free food, free medicare/dental. What else do you need?

Hong Kong - I know the welfare exist, but most people don't get on welfare even if they qualify. The culture believe if they can work, they don't want to get on the welfare.
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