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Entries in Health Care (2)

Wednesday
Mar172010

Obama Health Care Reform is at a Tipping Point. For Europe, too. [EN]

The historical struggle in Washington about Health Care Reform went mostly under the horizon of the European mainstream press. 

One understands why. The procedure got stuck, last autumn, in the dark alleyways of US decision-making on the federal level. 
For it is complicated to understand, why a Senate and a House of Representatives, both with a comfortable 50%+ majority of Democrats, cannot agree on a set of arrangements that are, since dozens of years, part of the civilization of most EU countries: Collective insurance, guaranteeing access to health care for every citizen.

Most European countries have adopted a mixed system, where state guarantees and tax measures facilitate commercial insurance companies as well as non-profit co-operatives in providing basic health care to every citizen (and, in many instances: even to non-citizen inhabitants). [...]

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Friday
Aug282009

US: Republican Senator tells wife of brain-damaged man who gets no insurance coverage, to suck it up 28/8 [EN]

Stop the ultraconservative smear campaign against health care reform in the US!

What is at stake?

In the USA, more than 46 million out of a population of 200+ million have NO health insurance at all. In terms of percentage of national income, the US health care system is nevertheless the most expensive in the world. Millions of people die, prematurely, as they cannot afford the medical charges to survive.

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