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They have a no homeless policy to where they'll provide you with housing, food money, and money for other essentials. This requirement is that the person goes to school or attends a job center (contributes to society in some way, which is something we could learn here). To avoid every single person trying to get a university education, the German school system also has different levels of school that is determined based on early educational achievement. If a student is doing very well, they'll go to the upper tier of school. If not, they'll go to another school that aims to eventually get them into trade type jobs. Their healthcare is definitely different than in the US where they won't baby people and over prescribe, but they do a good job of keeping people healthy overall (and it's free for everyone).
That would change real quick if their governments began lining their own pockets while wasting
billions of dollars a month on third world $hit holes.
The whole health care system in the US is corrupt in every facet. To become a doctor you must "hock your soul" to the tune of 2 or 3 hundred THOUSANDS of dollars in debt. Therefore the doctors jump on the "gravy train" of high fees when they start practicing and never get "off at their stop" when the debt is paid. Attorneys literally "attack" doctors with malpractice claims, driving up insurance costs, while lining their greedy pockets in the process-- all under the guise of "protecting" the little guy, with a protection only afforded if they can make a good buck at it. Insurance companies gird up against what they feel is an unfair legal system, over reacting and overcharging to make irresponsibly large returns for their company. Pharmaceutical companies literally commit the legal equivalent of grand larceny, holding people hostage from affordable drug availability by making small, meaningless changes to their products, furthering their manufacturing control of those products. Meanwhile hospitals are in the middle, paying higher wages and costs; scrambling to become, needlessly, the biggest and best medical center in their area by inflating the cost of all that they provide- from a $15 aspirin to a $75,000+ hip replacement charge ( surgeon's fee NOT included).
While the ACA is an attempt to control this spiral of ludicrous cost structure, it is a haphazard attempt--it only "squeezes" parts of this equation-- doctors and hospitals-- and not the main "generators" of the reasons for high costs-- Pharmaceutical companies, Insurance companies, plaintiff awards in law suits, and the "specialized costs" of diagnostic procedures that are prescribed by doctors as either income generators or protection against potential lawsuits!!
No other civilized country permits such price gouging and misuse of medical aid. They have, as the article states, equal, and many times better, results of health and longevity of their citizens, than we have. Unfortunately, most often our government is an impediment to health care cost reduction here at home. Many people would love to buy their prescription needs from foreign country sources, the same foreign countries that have better health results than we do; but legally they are denied such access because the FDA has not approved those sources. This same FDA that only tests a fraction of the multitude of "new and enhanced" drugs by pharmaceutical companies that are the means for a drug company to perpetuate their hold onto the drug's brand name manufacture. This is nothing more than a "bone thrown" to the pharmaceutical companies doing business in the US. It is also the FDA that has been ineffective at doing its job in protecting Americans from food bore illnesses like e coli and salmonella. But they sure want to deny Americans drugs from foreign sources-- drugs differing from those available in the US in only one significant way-- COST!!!. Thus, ensuring higher costs of health care for Americans. Pathetic!! And evidence of our government "giving lip service" only to America's health care cost crisis!
These countries haven't forgotten the reason a sovereign nation is formed. They look out after one another they don't compete fanatically for the opportunity to kiss the feet of the top .1 percent and they don't let the top .1 percent rule the country like in the U.S.
I'm surprised the study didn't include Asian countries, like Japan.
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