Tuesday, May 19, 2009


France surpasses the U.S. on every measure of health care availability, provision, and outcomes, whether it's number of doctors, access to advanced medical treatments, or outcomes. They do this despite spending 5% less of GDP on healthcare than the United States spends. Single-payer health insurance, commonly referred to as "Medicare For All", works. We have proof it works. The only reason not to do it is ideology. There is a term to describe nations where ideology trumps pragmatic reality: "Has-beens." Just ask the USSR. Oh wait, you can't...

-- Badtux the Snarky Penguin


  1. moveon is for single payer now?

    they didn't used to be, iirc.

  2. We can learn a lot from the French. Like French cooking. ;-)

    But, there are better alternatives to the way Health Care is provided in the US.


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