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European Healthcare

I'd Rather Get Sick in a Foreign Country

Jennifer Hirsch | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Jennifer Hirsch

When I lived in the U.K., my health care was paid for through an annual £179 additional coverage fee and some portion of the roughly 30 percent I paid in taxes. It's a scenario that seems too good to be true with our U.S. lens.

A Socialist and a Capitalist Walk Into a Bar...

Nina Burleigh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nina Burleigh

Yesterday as I tweeted about how the House GOP would prefer the sick to die, a crowing blast-emailed press release cheering the Republicans landed in my inbox. It was from the Heartland Institute.

Germany Proposes A 'Fat Tax' To Cover Healthcare Costs

AOL News | Hugh Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Marco Wanderwitz, a conservative member of parliament for the German state of Saxony, said it is unfair and unsustainable for the taxpayer to carry th...

Does America Also Need Cultural Health Care?

Rob Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Patterson

The majors were an almost ghostly presence at SXSW 2010. The indies have now seized the day within the leading-edge music market.

Point 5: A Double Mandate For Health Works For Europe

George Halvorson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
George Halvorson

How do countries who use private health plans achieve universal coverage? They use a "double mandate: Everyone must buy. Everyone must sell.

Point 6: Connectivity Is Key To Care Improvement

George Halvorson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
George Halvorson

It is sad and ironic that an information-dependent profession is denied convenient access to needed information in an age when we connect other aspects of our infrastructure easily and often.

The "Party of Business" Gets the Business of Health Care Wrong

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

The wisdom of universal health care is proven and accepted all over the world except in the minds of partisan ignoramuses defending the indefensible.