Civilized Medicine

The Foreign Parts blog has some very interesting numbers concerning the income taxes paid by French citizens so they can have their “expensive” single payer health care.

Americans who oppose national health care systems often cite high taxes as their primary reason for preferring capitalized medicine. Government health care, they say, would cost way too much money. Taxes would be unbelievably high — as high as they are in France. Do you want to pay 60 percent of your income to Big Brother just for a free trip to the doctor?

I am shaking in my boots. You should read about the poor French. It’s bloody sad that we pay what we do for, well, just about, um, nothing (oh wait! there are those wars!)

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