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Privatized healthcare for Americans costs too much, plus our lifespan is shorter than in 25 other nations

America’s dirty little secret – as a nation, we pay more for healthcare and the results are far from worth it.

All of the top 50 major nations have far lower per capita healthcare costs. More than half enjoy much longer life expectancy. None of them, except Switzerland, are privatized, and their per capita medical costs are often a tiny fraction of what America pays.

There are not just a few isolated cases of countries paying less and their citizens living longer than us.

It occurs where you might expect: United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong, Belgium, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, France, Canada, New Zealand, Greece, Ireland, Norway, Taiwan, Australia, Japan, Israel, South Korea, Italy and Spain. The difference between them and us – no profit motive there by pigs in boardrooms, or media bull from Wall Street. Continue reading →

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