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15. FISCAL KNOWLEDGE: As is the case with every other major industrialized country, the U.S. has a limit on how much of the federal budget is allocated to health care programs.

ANSWER: False – The United States is the only major industrialized country in the world that does not have a federal budget limit on how much gets spent on healthcare. Rather, most federal health programs are based on defined levels of benefits and are on auto-pilot, with the amount of money spent increasing every year as the related costs and number of beneficiaries increase.

 

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  1. H T Glenn says:

    The U.S. healthcare system is difficult if not impossible to compare with the other major industrialized countries, because most major industrialized countries have national healthcare systems that do not allow for insurance companies to profit from the health/sickness of its citizens. This is where we will have to decide if quality healthcare is a commodity to bought and sold, or if it is a basic human right.

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