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jtmulc

Who lives in a country with universal healthcare?

Universal Healthcare Poll  

32 members have voted

  1. 1. Do you live in a country with universal healthcare coverage for its citizens?

    • I live in a country with universal healthcare coverage for its citizens.
      26
    • I do not live in a country with universal healthcare coverage for its citizens.
      6


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jtmulc    376
jtmulc

One of the things I love about nsane forums is we have such a diverse membership from all over the world.  We all share a common interest in tech, but we have such different backgrounds and experiences.  I am an American living in the U.S.  Right now, healthcare is once again a major issue in the news and I'd like a little perspective.  Who here lives in a country with universal healthcare coverage?

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BioHazard    1,512
BioHazard

I live in Canada and we have a great healthcare system.

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kasper    702
kasper

In the Czech Republic there are enough private health insurance companies and one state
We have a duty to have a health insurance company if we do not choose to go to the state but we can choose even the state every one of the banks is paying a different share of the doctor for the treatment
For some pompous as a wheelchair, we have to fill in with our own foam

I am at a state insurance company

 

And the quality of the medical bake is different from the city to the better baking city is Prague Brno Ostrava, but it also belongs to the doctor or hospital

Specialized workplaces are in large cities

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vitorio    832
vitorio
1 hour ago, kasper said:

In the Czech Republic there are enough private health insurance companies and one state
We have a duty to have a health insurance company if we do not choose to go to the state but we can choose even the state every one of the banks is paying a different share of the doctor for the treatment
For some pompous as a wheelchair, we have to fill in with our own foam

I am at a state insurance company

 

And the quality of the medical bake is different from the city to the better baking city is Prague Brno Ostrava, but it also belongs to the doctor or hospital

Specialized workplaces are in large cities

I think the majority of the countries have the system mention above by jasper, since money is the major factor unless you have a high tax rate to cover for free health service.

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Sylence    1,788
Sylence

In Iran there is Social security organization covering pretty much every citizen, other than that there is health insurance for Veterans and Armed forces in all military branches, also lots of insurances from private sector some of which only focus on special types of insurance.

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adi    1,122
adi
6 hours ago, saeed_dc said:

In Iran there is Social security organization covering pretty much every citizen...

Enjoy (the ancient wisdom):

بني آدم اعضاي يك پيكرند
كه در آفرينش ز يك گوهرند
چو عضوي به درد آورد روزگار
دگر عضوها را نماند قرار
تو كز محنت ديگران بي غمي
نشايد كه نامت نهند آدمي
:mellow:
...Children of Adam are limbs of a same body
Whose creation is from a single core.
Should the times inflict a pain upon an organ,
No other part then is resting anymore.
If you are in repose from the others' misery,
To name you a human one shall deplore.
:mellow:
 

 

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SnakeMasteR    2,552
SnakeMasteR

Germany is a very law-ridden country but between all these laws, there is a universal healthcare.

 

(no beliefs involved, god doesn't help you finding the best doctor over here)

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clubhouse    940
clubhouse

NHS (National Health Service) in the UK, its on a par with the concept of Universal care.

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nIGHT    1,018
nIGHT
On 5/10/2017 at 6:37 AM, n0_risk! said:

Germany is a very law-ridden country but between all these laws, there is a universal healthcare.

 

(no beliefs involved, god doesn't help you finding the best doctor over here)

Offtopic: Isn't the doctors there are now moving to work to Norway due to high salary offered in Norway?

Now your country is open for doctors coming from other country like Asia.  Is that true?

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SnakeMasteR    2,552
SnakeMasteR

Germany was always open for people from other countries, especially other EU countries. There is a public press announcement from 2015 from the BÄK (Bundesärztekammer) you can check out here. Other EU countries exported most of the foreigners, followed by Asia. It's not like all doctors go to Norway. :lol:

 

People going to Norway don't do that for salary alone, in Germany there is higher workload and salary not as good as in for example Norway and on top of that, Norway often is less stressful and offers better work conditions in general. that goes for most medical and care professions.

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knowledge    13,110
knowledge

russia is ok

 

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jalaffa    23,046
jalaffa

Free here. But we pay for that system via taxes. I'm not that convinced about that systems efficiency. But were it's not free it's not great either.

About German Doctors in Norway - I have an appointment with Katrin Schlüter.

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jtmulc    376
jtmulc
On 6/10/2017 at 8:52 AM, jalaffa said:

But we pay for that system via taxes. I'm not that convinced about that systems efficiency. But were it's not free it's not great either.

 

In the United States, the #1 reason people file for bankruptcy is medical bills.  That's including people who have health insurance.

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xwerlchn    11
xwerlchn

In Stonia which has 'one of the best medical systems available', being exploited by communists with capitalist hacks, one should expect at least 6 months to get appointment of 'specialist physician'.

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anakin206    921
anakin206

Here in Argentina we have free hospitals. My father was treated from kidney stones and he had two surgeries for free. The only thing the hospital asks to you is to donate blood.

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sn0w    3
sn0w

In Brazil there are free hospitals and health-related services but many problems with lack of doctors. On the other hand in private hospitals you will be very well attended and certainly will not have problems. In short, the private system is generally better than the public system here. The healthcare walk slow.

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Stanners    54
Stanners

Australia has Medicare, which is close to universal but we stupidly tend to follow USA models.

 

Now our government is pushing us all into "private" health cover so once your over 30 they expect you to have it otherwise we get a life time extra charge which gets bigger each year you don't have private cover after 30 and the tax office will charge you extra each year you don't have private cover.

 

Personally I think we are going backward I pay the highest level of private cover and really don't see anything back for the money and I think any profits the private health company makes goes to shareholders not other people in need!

 

 

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xwerlchn    11
xwerlchn

Well, in Stonia is also common to be informed that your scheduled surgery is cancelled due to lack of funds :)

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Moist_nugget    18
Moist_nugget

I live in Northern Europe. We have universal healthcare. I think it's the best choice. Sure there may be people who exploit it, but then again there are many others for whom I think the society's resources are rightly used for the greater cause. I also got to experience public healthcare (if the school and army check-ups don't count) first hand half a year ago.  In early January, I got a very aggressive stomach flu. I woke up at 4 am and felt like my stomach was turning. Didn't take long till I started to throw up. The vomiting was so bad that I apparently ruptured the bottom end of my esophagus (just above stomach), which resulted me vomiting blood. So I had to go to the hospital. There I was put on a drip and they ran blood tests etc. on me, the doctor examined me and I was given anti-nausea medicine. They dispatched me in afternoon. Week later a got the bill: it was only 30 EUR. It made me glad I lived in my home country and I don't mind paying taxes for the peace of mind and helping my fellow citizens. :medic:

 

 

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Israeli_Eagle    601
Israeli_Eagle

Well... I hope you people don't mind that I say it openly..... :think:

 

The real modern world has already a very long time most parts as standard:

  • no death penalty
  • no guns & weapons (except army or police etc)
  • no racism
  • full democracy
  • care about poor people
  • care about the planet & nature
  • high taxes for rich people
  • and of course also universal healthcare coverage

Only some countries are somehow stuck in history, for example Wild West and also named as Trumpland. :eekout:

 

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pc71520    1,117
pc71520

Health Care goes hand-in-hand with your Wallet:

 

The Expensive (paid) Health Care is adequate, whereas, the Free one is inadequate...;)

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