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    evildictait​or

    , Maddus Mattus wrote

    Healthcare costs in Holland are through the roof! There is no incentive to make healthcare cheaper, because there is no competition. Competition can only exist in a free market.

    RankCountryTotal
    health
    expenditure
    per capita
    PPP Int.$
    Total
    health
    expenditure
    % of
    GDP
    1Generic Forum Image United States7,16415.2
    2Generic Forum Image Monaco5,9963.6
    3Generic Forum Image Luxembourg5,7506.8
    4Generic Forum Image Norway5,2078.5
    5Generic Forum Image Switzerland4,81510.7
    6Generic Forum Image Netherlands4,2839.9


    The Netherlands spends less per capita, and less per GDP on healthcare than the US does (these are 2008 figures - so pre-Obamacare figures).

    It also has a higher life-expectancy, lower infant mortality and a higher general approval rating of their healthcare system than the US.

    So I don't buy your argument that making the Netherlands have healthcare like the US did in 2008 would be cheaper or better.