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brigitte-grisanti
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Do you think Taxes should go up to get Free Health Care

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Started: 10/13/2014 Category: Health
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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brigitte-grisanti

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Health Care Plan seems not to be working.Everybody's health plans seem to be skyrocketing this year. I would not mind paying more in taxes to get free health care.Many countries do this sort of thing.
Mercury3

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The US, which takes 33rd place on life expectancy, spends 18% of the GDP ($8500 per capita) on healthcare. About half of this is funded by private individuals and organizations. The other half is funded by government taxes. For comparison, in Japan (which ranks #1 on life expectancy) the total healthcare spending is around $3000 per capita, in Singapore (ranks #2) - $2600 and in Iceland (ranks #6) - $3200.

In about 30 countries Europe and Asia, life expectancy is higher and yet government healthcare spending is lower than in the US. Clearly, it's not the low government spending that makes the US healthcare so expensive.

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Debate Round No. 1
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Mercury3

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I guess we are done here.
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