Earlier today I did a link to this video on the The Daily Show with Jon Steward about the socialist system in Sweden It has raised quite a bit of discussion on facebook so I thought that I would link to it here too. What do you think – is this a nightmare or is it a dream?
To be honest growing up in Australia where we had a partially socialized medical system and then working in New Zealand where health care was more fully socialized I can see both good and bad in the socialized system. Yes taxes are higher but one does not live in fear of losing everything you have when you get ill. And I must say that 4 – 6 weeks vacation a year is rather nice too.
Would love to hear your thoughts. Check out the video here
(I know I should be able to embed this but have not been able to figure it out so ideas on that would be appreciated too. Obviously not as techi as I thought)