American Samizdat

Sunday, July 08, 2007. *
SiCKO's magic bullet is its claim that medicine in socialist nations is actually more cost effective than in the United States. The earliest critics for the film seemed to be either drug industry flaks or Cuban exiles ready to spread fear about Moore's appeal to single-payer health care, but I've not seen a single critic refute Moore's economic claim.

R. Neal at Facing South recently ran the numbers. Neal shows that an American making $50,000 a year takes home, after taxes, only about $2,000 more than French and English who make the same amount of money. That's before the American pays his health care insurance premiums, deductibles, and out-of-pocket health care expenses.

(via Majikthise)
posted by the thistle at 11:56 AM
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