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Lecture 16 3/21/11 HIS 208 National health insurance is not the same as a national health service Example of national health service is VA system The doctors are federally budgeted Previously talked about structural difference between the two and the difficulty that England had in transitioning between the two It two 35 years for England to get from health insurance to health service Since it took so long, this provides evidence that the two are nothing alike American political culture is very much different then European political culture The most liberal democrats in America would be considered middle/moderate in Europe In Europe, there are many parties (communist, labor) that are far more to the left then “radical” liberals in America Every European culture had either national health insurance or national health services America has neither Navarro article Navarro is a European who splits his time between Baltimore (at Johns Hopkins) and Barcelona His orientation is very European, characterizes himself as a euro-marxist Article published in 1989
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