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  1. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    11 Aug '09 13:34
    I'm sure most of us knew this distinction anyway, but Nate Silver has quite a humorous post this morning about the difference between a single payer system and the government controlled network like the NHS.

    http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2009/08/not-all-socialist-countries-are-alike.html
  2. 11 Aug '09 15:44
    Originally posted by sh76
    I'm sure most of us knew this distinction anyway, but Nate Silver has quite a humorous post this morning about the difference between a single payer system and the government controlled network like the NHS.

    http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2009/08/not-all-socialist-countries-are-alike.html
    Not bad.

    It's frustrating seeing so many talking heads on tv and otherwise blatantly lie about the Canadian system. Just like any system, it's not perfect but if you think it's that horrible then you shouldn't have to lie.
  3. 11 Aug '09 17:50
    Originally posted by sh76
    I'm sure most of us knew this distinction anyway, but Nate Silver has quite a humorous post this morning about the difference between a single payer system and the government controlled network like the NHS.

    http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2009/08/not-all-socialist-countries-are-alike.html
    believe me, anything is better than the NHS.
  4. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    11 Aug '09 17:53
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    believe me, anything is better than the NHS.
    Michael Moore thinks it's the greatest thing since sliced bread.
  5. 11 Aug '09 17:57
    Originally posted by sh76
    Michael Moore thinks it's the greatest thing since sliced bread.
    thats because he doesn't live here.

    I think the US should have universal healthcare, but it should never be like the NHS.
  6. 11 Aug '09 18:12
    There is a third option, too. Private health care, but partly funded by the government. I think it could work really well in the US.
  7. Subscriber Proper Knob
    Cornovii
    11 Aug '09 18:20
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    believe me, anything is better than the NHS.
    I think that's a little dramatic.
  8. 11 Aug '09 18:27
    Originally posted by Proper Knob
    I think that's a little dramatic.
    maybe, but I think the NHS is no model for a country like the US.
  9. Subscriber Proper Knob
    Cornovii
    11 Aug '09 18:32
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    maybe, but I think the NHS is no model for a country like the US.
    That maybe the case. But there is a big difference between saying

    'anything is better than the NHS'

    to

    'i think the NHS is no model for the country like the US'.
  10. 11 Aug '09 18:36
    Originally posted by Proper Knob
    That maybe the case. But there is a big difference between saying

    'anything is better than the NHS'

    to

    'i think the NHS is no model for the country like the US'.
    true.

    its better to have the NHS than to not have anything, but lets be honest, the NHS sucks.
  11. Subscriber Proper Knob
    Cornovii
    11 Aug '09 18:41
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    true.

    its better to have the NHS than to not have anything, but lets be honest, the NHS sucks.
    I don't think it sucks. Sure it has it's problems. But it provides free universal health care for all and that, in my opinion, is something to be proud of. But then again you're Brazilian, so i guess we don't have the same perspective on these things.
  12. 12 Aug '09 01:02
    But it provides free universal health care for all
    Supposedly.