As someone who has lived where getting health care isn't a nightmare, I know that what the Republicans and tea party really fear is that Americans are going to discover how wonderful it is.
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Determined to "pay their own way," John and Jane took out their credit card. After some convincing, I persuaded the nurse to charge them a small "donation" of about $200.
Americans are not getting nearly as much bang for the health care buck as citizens of most other developed countries -- and even some countries in the developing world.
There is still plenty of work to be done. So before we uncork the champagne, let's roll up our sleeves. No matter what side you were on, think of this as the beginning, not the end.
We spend $7,290 per person on health care and end up in 37th place. They spend only $3,601 and they are number one. That's just not right.
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