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#47851 - 09/09/09 04:55 PM Comparison of the developed Worlds Heath Care
Mark Heyman Offline
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Registered: 12/23/99
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Been meaning to post the for a while. Alice motivated me to spend the time now.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112172939

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#47859 - 09/10/09 03:19 AM Re: Comparison of the developed Worlds Heath Care [Re: Mark Heyman]
tokyo bill Offline
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Loc: Tokyo
Thanks for the link.

The article basically says what I'm already pre-disposed to believe, so I'm forcing myself to take it with a grain of salt, especially since it doesn't include much supporting data. (I find myself always too willing to believe reports that conform to my pre-existing views. Discouraging, but human, I guess.)

Nonetheless, the description of the Japanese system matches up with my 15-plus years of experience over here, and word of mouth information from other expats talking about their home country systems also seems to match that in the article. I'm usually a fiction reader rather than a non-fiction reader, but I'm tempted to buy the guy's book, to see if he gives a more complete picture.

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