Since President Obama announced his budget plan last Thursday, I've heard the same thing over and over again-he wants to move us toward a European system, especially with health care, like it's a bad thing. What I want to know is, what's wrong with that? Do we hear Europeans complaining, ever? Do they hate their system so much that there is some mass exodus of Europeans fleeing to other continents?
Last fall, NPR ran a great series investigating health care in Western Europe. Listen and compare these two stories describing care in Amsterdam to the U.S. You tell me which you would rather have.