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Old 03-23-2020, 02:36 AM
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Originally Posted by filmstar-en View Post
Reid explains the US system it quite succinctly:

"These four models should be fairly easy for Americans to understand because we have elements of all of them in our fragmented national health care apparatus. When it comes to treating veterans, we’re Britain or Cuba. For Americans over the age of 65 on Medicare, we’re Canada. For working Americans who get insurance on the job, we’re Germany."
Based on the information given earlier in this thread, Reid is wrong, at least for his comparison of US Medicare to Canada. We don't pay for medical care except through our taxes, not on an amortized basis of 80%. There are no additional "Parts" that you buy yourself. All physicians take it. Those are significant differences.
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