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by Kermit @, Raleigh, NC, Monday, February 22, 2021, 14:51 (79 days ago) @ Vortech

In other words, isolating the for-profit model or any other single factor is difficult. It's not like my example is fantastical, people come here for medical treatments all the time.


I’m so tired of this claim. People don’t come to the US from western countries with universal healthcare all the time and it’s rarely because they think the average level of care is better. It’s because they are uncommonly wealthy >

Plenty do, and not just the wealthy.

and they know that will allow them to get preferential treatment in America. It’s not an indication of better care; it’s an indication of care inequality at best and a willingness to exchange fairness for greed.

To the extend I understand what you're saying, I don't think I agree with the characterization.

Yes, in any other industry that is just called “capitalism” and if you think capitalism is a good model for healthcare then so be it, but be it honestly. I’m tired of seeing people that claim that because they personally own a ZR1 that Americans drive the fastest cars in the world.

I'm not fan of provincialism, either. I have plenty of criticisms of America, including of our health care system. We could debate this, but this isn't the place, and the example was brought up only to illustrate that stories honestly told, even about the same subjects, rarely push easy political narratives.


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