still think free healthcare, 1 year maternity leave and cradle to grave welfare is the way to go?
"But all over Europe governments with big budgets, falling tax revenues and aging populations are experiencing climbing deficits, with more bad news ahead.
With low growth, low birthrates and longer life expectancies, Europe can no longer afford its comfortable lifestyle, at least not without a period of austerity and significant changes. "
Answer by NotPanicking at 2:30 PM on May. 22, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 2:33 PM on May. 22, 2010
It cant work. I dont understand why ANYONE thinks it WOULD. It's so very basic. The money has to come from somewhere, and like with all social programs, eventually thoes that take on all the financial responsibility WILL buckle or disappear. Health care REFORM is what we SO needed and now we wont get it. Obama and the current lot in power are so busy patting each other on the back for their "win" that no one is addressing the COST problem that is STILL there!!
Answer by AutumnLybbie at 4:17 PM on May. 22, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 4:33 PM on May. 22, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 4:53 PM on May. 22, 2010
Answer by mancosmomma at 5:16 PM on May. 22, 2010
Answer by AutumnLybbie at 5:35 PM on May. 22, 2010
lest we forget about all of the people that work for insurance companies that don't make millions of dollars? how about the part of the article that states that some of the French get two months salary as a bonus. Why? What did they do to deserve an extra stipend? If their system is to survive and be sustainable, how can they make these sort of negligent decisions to just throw money at the people? And those CEO that you are complaining about, they get sick too. While most of them will have the money to pay for treatments out of pocket, they still have to pay. Is this really about wanting a national health service, or is it more about you not making the sort of money some of these CEO's do? You sound more jelous than concerned.
Answer by Anonymous at 5:42 PM on May. 22, 2010
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