Bicycles, Guns And Healthcare

The United States has some of the best medicine in the world ... and a bloated and sometimes prohibitively expensive and inequitable healthcare system. It has become a mess, and everyone knows it whether they admit to it or not.

The Affordable Care Act was an attempt to fix some aspects of the problem. The result was unfortunately a predictable "big government" approach; fiddle with the parts that were already working, then throw tax dollars at the really broken stuff.

A recent article describes the visit of a US healthcare researcher to the European country of Denmark (population around 6 million), and glowingly reports upon their healthcare system. 
How is it so much better that ours? Well, you may not like the conclusions - it's our culture, stupid.

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