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Old 08-14-2009, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Of course Europe does not have the high cost and poor results of health care that we have here. They have national health systems!

France and Germany out of recession: A rare welcome economic surprise|Larry Elliott | Business | guardian.co.uk
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Upstate
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How is our healthcare poor compared to the UK? Their death rates are higher than the US.

Cancer rates are higher too in UK: Why is the cancer death rate higher in Great Britain than the US? | Breast Cancer News (http://www.breastcancernews.brighterplanet.org/breast-cancer-survival-rate/why-is-the-cancer-death-rate-higher-in-great-britain-than-the-us - broken link)
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:33 AM
 
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so does britain and they are in big trouble. guess which country we resemble, germany or the UK?

Germany and France both grew by 0.3% in the three months to June, while the UK contracted by 0.8%.

Structurally, both Germany and France differ from the UK. They are less dependent on financial services, tend to have lower levels of consumer debt and have established long-term relationships between banks and companies which guarantee that credit lines are not pulled at the first sign of trouble.
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Of course Europe does not have the high cost and poor results of health care that we have here. They have national health systems!
Do you think the money for those systems falls out of the sky? It's paid for by taxes on businesses and individuals. Have you been to Europe and paid the extremely high VAT and other taxes at the retail level?
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Correlation does not equal causation. Perhaps it's the fact that Europeans save more than Americans (they don't buy as many iDorks and HDTVs) and their currency reflects a higher level of productivity?
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