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A system for providing medical attention to people, of which Americans have absolutely noe experience, knowledge or understandig of. Yet they have a million strong, gut wrenching opinions about it.
American: "Hey i dont want your "socialiced medicine" system in my country! I am an expert on national healtcare systems. Insurance companies are the Gods of knowledge and all scientists are retards and Universal Healthcare is communism.

European: "Ok.. whatever... I'll go and have my free MRI tomorrow, and take my kids to the doctor for the annual free check."
by The Incredible Nerd/Junkie December 17, 2010
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A system under which healthcare costs are shared throughout the community, rather than being dumped on one person. Has a couple of big advantages: first, checkups and tests, even advanced ones like MRIs, become much more affordable and more convenient when you don't need to involve the insurance companies. This lets people catch and treat problems earlier, making things cheaper and easier all around. Second, the overall cost for procedures is cheaper.
Under the US's private insurance system:
Dental work, $2000
Ingrown toenail surgery, $200

Under Japan's universal healthcare system:
Dental work, $160 upfront
Ingrown toenail surgery, $14 upfront

You're telling me that instead of contributing a bit to a group pot, you want to pay obscene amounts of money to a guy who might pay SOME of your bills if you get hurt... if he feels like it, and decides it's worthwhile? Whatever, man. Whatever.
by The Evil Socialist September 11, 2008
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A system by which health care is available to all citizens of a country irrespective of their ability to pay.

Sometimes called "socialized medicine" it in fact can be provided using a combination of the public and private sector, compulsory insurance with assistance for those who can not afford it, a system funded entirely by taxes, or both.

The USA is the only developed country not to implement universal health care. The current system is very expensive and inefficient, people in the USA pay more than anyone for health care in the first world yet receive treatment on par with third world countries.
French Man 1: You hear ze americans have no "universal healthcare".
French Man 2: Hoh hoh hoh hoh hoh.
French Man 1: Hoh hoh hoh hoh hoh.

And so it goes on.
by Phaser1 September 21, 2008
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A system for providing medical attention to people, of which Americans have absolutely noe experience, knowledge or understandig of. Yet they have a million strong, gut wrenching opinions about it.
American: "Hey i dont want your "socialiced medicine" system in my country! I am an expert on national healtcare systems. Insurance companies are the Gods of knowledge and all scientists are retards and Universal Healthcare is communism.

European: "Ok.. whatever... I'll go and have my free MRI tomorrow, and take my kids to the doctor for the annual free check."
by The Incredible Nerd/Junkie December 17, 2010
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Something that will never happen in capitalist America because the upper class hoards their wealth.
Man 1: Man, I broke my arm and don’t have insurance. Now I’ll have to pay thousands of dollars to get it healed!
Man 2: *Lives in sweden* oh man, I barely had to pay anything when I broke my arm. Thank you Universal Healthcare!

Man 1: Oh well, I guess I just won’t pay my rent and sell my Jeep to pay for my medical costs.
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