again...Romney is making his money off investments, not wages. i know you are having trouble with that, but there is a reason investment income is taxed at a lower level.
we already gave you ideas to bring down the cost of health care, but you apparently don't like them. what are your ideas?
do you think a state (federal) run medical system would be efficient and cost less? on what current government program would you base such hopes?
1) How is Canada and Europe handling their health care?
depends on the country. Germany is doing ok with theirs at the moment. they have a better economy than most of Europe. they have a different work ethic that most of the other Europeans also....however, they are strained by the inclusion of the east Germans who were basically all state welfare recipients. that has improved somewhat, but it would not take much to push Germany over if the other European countries don't get it together.
look at the other countries. the big thing that is breaking them is the social welfare state. then once the people have been given stuff, there is no way to cut back without them rioting in the streets.
i know more about the NHS in England because my sister has lived there for years. if is horribly expensive and they are falling behind in both equipment and procedures. my sisters MIL is diabetic. the care and instruction she gets is what we would have given 30 years ago. medications for various diseases are not available there and they are meds that we consider standard of care here. care is rationed. if you are obese, you may not be considered for joint replacement, etc. you can get private insurance and it will get you to the head of the line and get you better meds, but it is expensive and you can't buy it to cover pre-existing conditions.
Canada is a little different also. they have a comparatively small population. they make a good bit of money exporting to us their oil and timber because we won't use our own. for basic care, their system seems to work fairly well, but it is very expensive. for things other than basics, they fill our border state hospitals for care....if they can afford it.