Reply to post: Re: But the elephant in the room...

Which country has 2nd largest social welfare system in the world?

Doctor Syntax Silver badge

Re: But the elephant in the room...

"But sure, not going to find me defending the insane US medical system."

In your analysis you're treating the benefits of various US health insurance schemes as a social benefit. But looking at taxes you're comparing US taxes which don't include the health care costs with those countries where the health care budget comes from taxes. To make a fairer comparison you should be adding insurance payments to the taxes*. How does this affect the comparison as regards progressiveness and overall levels?

*There is a precedent for this in that in the UK there is what is nominally an insurance payment, National Insurance, but which is really part of the taxation system.

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