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10-20-2013, 12:07 AM #16
Octo Mother Superior
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The US pays about twice as much for the same meds than all other countries. dunno.gif

At least over here prescription meds are heavily subsidized and people pay very little out of their own pocket.

As far as healthcare goes we don't have private health insurance even though it's readily available. There's a limit to around 500 something euros per year that you have to spend on healthcare yourself before tax money kicks in.

Quote:In 2009 health spending per capita in Finland is equal to the OECD average, with spending of EUR 2936 (or USD 3226 adjusted for purchasing power parity).[7] Municipalities spent on average about 1300 euros per inhabitant on health care in 2005. Health care accounted for about 25% of the municipal budget.[1]

In a comparison of 16 countries on 2008 by Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, Finland used the least resources and attained average results, making Finland the most efficient public sector health service producer according to the study's authors.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Healthcare_in_Finland

I think the US spends more than twice that amount per capita already.
Not Gumby Show this Post
10-20-2013, 02:10 AM #17
Not Gumby Incognito Anonymous
 
I been paying into it for 42 years through taxes and I've never used or received the benefit.

So do I get a Refund of what I've paid into it ?
10-20-2013, 02:37 AM #18
Softy Incognito Anonymous
 
(10-20-2013, 02:10 AM)Not Gumby Wrote:  I been paying into it for 42 years through taxes and I've never used or received the benefit.

So do I get a Refund of what I've paid into it ?

That is what is called,,,Lucky,,,

but no,,,someone else already spent it,,,

no cookies in the jar to give back,,,

in fact there is hole in bottom of the jar,,,

and the bottom of the jar has been extended,,,

you would not think it could be done,,,

but there it is...

(:X
10-20-2013, 02:45 AM #19
Softy Incognito Anonymous
 
(10-20-2013, 12:07 AM)Octo Wrote:  The US pays about twice as much for the same meds than all other countries. dunno.gif

At least over here prescription meds are heavily subsidized and people pay very little out of their own pocket.

As far as healthcare goes we don't have private health insurance even though it's readily available. There's a limit to around 500 something euros per year that you have to spend on healthcare yourself before tax money kicks in.

Quote:In 2009 health spending per capita in Finland is equal to the OECD average, with spending of EUR 2936 (or USD 3226 adjusted for purchasing power parity).[7] Municipalities spent on average about 1300 euros per inhabitant on health care in 2005. Health care accounted for about 25% of the municipal budget.[1]

In a comparison of 16 countries on 2008 by Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, Finland used the least resources and attained average results, making Finland the most efficient public sector health service producer according to the study's authors.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Healthcare_in_Finland

I think the US spends more than twice that amount per capita already.

Yeah we do,,,at least twice,,,supposed to be the best,,,

or so they say,,,makes the medicine go down easier,,,

little sugar,,,otherwise tastes like crap,,,and if you have

insurance,,,they pay alot of it,,,sometimes,,,I had a stupid

sinus infection,,,ran continuously,,,part of my meds was a

cortizone spray deal,,,1 ounce,,,ten or so sprays,,,cost,,,

$150 us dollars,,,I had to pay $75,,,also had to think about that

one for a while,,,probably could have done without it,,,

still had the rest of the meds,,,anyway,,,spent the money,,,

think most of it ran back out my nose,,,expensive snot...

(:X
10-20-2013, 05:00 AM #20
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
Posts:12,782 Threads:1,182 Joined:Feb 2011
(10-19-2013, 11:42 PM)Softy Wrote:  Hi Shadow,

I will admit I don't know how pricing works on pharma,,,

assume like alot of things,,,what the market will bare,,,

do know the northern US states lots of folks were going

to Canada,,,and buying the same thing cheaper,,,

much cheaper,,,worth the trip,,,know them tried to shut it down,,,

whatever,,,know someone is paying for the tv ads,,,

lobbying too,,,and sure them are still making lots o profit on

the Canadians as well,,,500 percent,,,instead of 1000 percent,,,

something like that...

(:X

There are no cost limits set on pharmaceuticals sold in the US. Companies are free to charge what they think the desperation level is. We pay more for our gasoline than you pay for our gasoline. And all the refining of Canadian crude, all the jobs, are in the US. Go figure coffeetime.gif



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