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originally posted by: dollukka
My father´s cancer care cost nothing, as he lives smaller town in rural area he was given a choice to stay in University hospital´s apartments free of charge about 160km from his home or having a taxi to hospital and back to his home in those days he got treatment. My old father chose taxi which cost him 5 euros to one direction. His treatment took 3 months.
Swedish hospital in Uppsala sends their risk pregnancy cases to Finland, deliveries takes place in Åbo ( Turku) universital hospital.
My kid has Diabetes type 1, he has free insulin and free insulin pump, his pump is medtronic 670g ( full full retail price in US is approximately $8,000). He also has glucose sensoring system free of charge also all other stuff he needs to when taking care of his diabetes all free.
Nikki Haley has no idea how good finnish system is. Maybe she is among those ignorants who do not even know where Finland is.
originally posted by: ErEhWoN
a reply to: Metallicus
They think that if we elect “the socialists” then the government will decide if you get healthcare or not. They think if they get old and get sick, the government will be judge and jury on if they’re sick enough to get treatment. They don’t understand that everyone gets health care under this system no matter what. They honestly, truly believe that private health is better for them due to a 3rd party deciding what you need. I am not joking.
From one of the posts in the article...
We pay the most, get the least in return. I dont want some company whose main purpose is PROFIT to be in charge of ANYTHING. Let alone my health choices.
You can vote out a politician. Not an insurance company.
originally posted by: infolurker
a reply to: ErEhWoN
Up to 53% marginal tax rate plus a 24% Vat Tax (13% on foods) VAT (Value added Tax) similar to a state sales tax on crap you buy.
Want to fill up your gas tank on your car, it is about $8.50 per gallon in Finland.
The Personal Income Tax Rate in Finland stands at 51.60 percent. Personal Income Tax Rate in Finland averaged 52.96 percent from 1995 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 62.20 percent in 1995 and a record low of 49.00 percent in 2010.
Just think about paying 52% income tax plus a 24% sales tax and $8.50 a gallon for gasoline!
Of course healthcare has to be next to nothing, nobody has money left in their pockets!