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Saturday, July 25, 2009

WHO ARE MORE SATISFIED WITH THEIR HEALTH-CARE: AMERICANS WITH HEALTH INSURANCE, AMERICANS WITHOUT IT, OR CANADIANS?

Today's Buggy Topic

The subject-title deals with one of two long posts that prof bug left earlier today at Economist View . . . both found in a thread about the reform of the US health-care system, now being debated in Congress and elsewhere. 

In Particular,  

. . . the first buggy post deals with the virtues of the Swiss health-care system, which relies on universally compulsory health-insurance offered by dozens of Swiss insurance companies . . . the much lower cost as a percentage of Swiss GDP (roughly 11.3% vs. 16% in the US) its biggest virtue.  The second post reveals some startling survey data about American attitudes toward our health-care system, across two broad groups: those with health-care insurance and the 13% or so of Americans who don't have it.  Plus, the even more startling opinion-results that emerge when you compare both groups with the satisfaction of Canadians with their health-care system.

Click here for the thread and the bugged-out stuff.