How is you guy's healthcare?

Haggis

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Nothings free, unless you're on the dole. If you're a working man/woman, you're paying for health care be it in taxes or some other form of revenue grab by the government.
Yep.

That is what taxes are for.

If not taking care of a healthy, educated populace - what are they for?

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Yep.

That is what taxes are for.

If not taking care of a healthy, educated populace - what are they for?

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Here's a partial breakdown of the 2020 U.S. budget:

Defense $633 Billion
Health & Human Services $106 Billion
Veteran's Affairs $93 Billion
Education $72 Billion
Housing and Urban Development $57 Billion
Homeland Security $48 Billion
State $48 Billion
Energy $39 Billion
Justice $32 Billion
NASA $23 Billion


As you can see, Defense is the biggest portion of the U.S. budget and has been for decades upon decades.
 
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New Zealand has a shitload of non English speaking immigrants from poverty-stricken non-Western cultures. I know, because I live here and because I deal with them five nights a week. Clarence knows absolutely nothing about New Zealand, he's just a Holocaust denying, racist Qanon conspiracy fuckwit. I will be polite to you, not to him. :bart

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So does Australia, they’re called New Zealanders
 
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Nothings free, unless you're on the dole. If you're a working man/woman, you're paying for health care be it in taxes or some other form of revenue grab by the government.
Yeh I get ya 100%

But what I meant as in it's free I don't actually pay for anything when I show up at the doctors. Of course it's included in my taxes.

But I say it's free in a sense that none of us would say we have to pay to go outside and walk down a public footpath. Of course technically it isn't as somewhere along the line our taxes are paying for the construction and maintenance of the path but it would sound absurd to say it's not free to go out and walk down the footpath.
 

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do you pay for prescriptions in australia?

not attacking the free thing, just question.


there’s a safety net, so once you reach a certain amount, as a family you pay only about $5 for a prescription
Most scripts work out anywhere from $10 to $30, I’d say most are about $20
 
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do you pay for prescriptions in australia?

not attacking the free thing, just question.
As DB and Waltzing have said we do pay for them.
It can be “expensive” for them depending on what you’re getting, such as the antibiotics I got for a stomach infection a couple years back. But they were only about $40

For people who need daily medication they are heavily subsidised by the government. My old man takes insulin shots and medication daily for diabetes.... he pays about $50 monthly. Certainly not the kind of costs that would keep most people awake at night

edit: at first I said $6-10 monthly but that’s approx per week not month
 
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kf3

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As DB and Waltzing have said we do pay for them.
It can be “expensive” for them depending on what you’re getting, such as the antibiotics I got for a stomach infection a couple years back. But they were only about $40

For people who need daily medication they are heavily subsidised by the government. My old man takes insulin shots and medication daily for diabetes.... he pays about $6-10 monthly. Certainly not the kind of costs that would keep most people awake at night
my dad's type 1, imo he could get better advice on diet from rogan than the nhs gives, but the insulin that keeps him alive is a fair price considering he'd die without it.
 
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my dad's type 1, imo he could get better advice on diet from rogan than the nhs gives, but the insulin that keeps him alive is a fair price considering he'd die without it.
haha yeh Rogan is goes in on all that stuff.

My old boy is Type 2, I think, the type you develop not the born with one.

He’s has a few catch ups with a nutritionist each year to help him stay on track with what he eats. The nutritionist is free.
 

kf3

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haha yeh Rogan is goes in on all that stuff.

My old boy is Type 2, I think, the type you develop not the born with one.

He’s has a few catch ups with a nutritionist each year to help him stay on track with what he eats. The nutritionist is free.
that's good. my dad waited years for a special diet course from the nhs, he stayed with me while he was doing it. i was so fucking angry at the basic shit they told him, but i had to draw a line between telling him what is real and saying keep listening to the course, he should have known that shit years ago. he's got a dr in his name so he won't listen to me, but luckily mum cooks the food so i just talked to her after he happily told her what he learned, now they eat much much healthier(for both of them but def for him).
 
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Haggis

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Here's a partial breakdown of the 2020 U.S. budget:

Defense $633 Billion
Health & Human Services $106 Billion
Veteran's Affairs $93 Billion
Education $72 Billion
Housing and Urban Development $57 Billion
Homeland Security $48 Billion
State $48 Billion
Energy $39 Billion
Justice $32 Billion
NASA $23 Billion


As you can see, Defense is the biggest portion of the U.S. budget and has been for decades upon decades.
Yep.

And so much waste. No matter what else happens in the country or the world, your military budget just keeps getting more and more and more bloated.

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that's good. my dad waited years for a special diet course from the nhs, he stayed with me while he was doing it. i was so fucking angry at the basic shit they told him, but i had to draw a line between telling him what is real and saying keep listening to the course, he should have known that shit years ago. he's got a dr in his name so he won't listen to me, but luckily mum cooks the food so i just talked to her after he happily told her what he learned, now they eat much much healthier(for both of them but def for him).
That sucks! At least you got their in the end though

Something As simple as a meal plan for a diabetic shouldn’t be difficult to get though.
I mean surely they could have some kind of generic guide that gets most people 90% to where they need to be then have some nutritionist sit down for halfer and sort that last 10% out.
 

kf3

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That sucks! At least you got their in the end though

Something As simple as a meal plan for a diabetic shouldn’t be difficult to get though.
I mean surely they could have some kind of generic guide that gets most people 90% to where they need to be then have some nutritionist sit down for halfer and sort that last 10% out.
don't even get me started.

at the end of the course i had to tell him orange juice contains a lot of sugar(forget about the fact sugar and vitamin c share receptors so he was never getting the benefit he thought he was from drinkiing it)
 
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Haggis

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do you pay for prescriptions in australia?

not attacking the free thing, just question.
In NZ, I've had a few doctors and hospital visits in the last few weeks. I've been prescribed migraine medication and prescription painkillers for a broken finger. Cost $NZ5 per box for each of them.

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