Public colleges and universities were never 100% free — of course people had to pay administrative fees, room and board, etc. I am talking abvout the pure element of tuition. That was free. When my mother went to Central Connecticut State College to become a teacher, she paid about $50 per year for books, supplies, and admin. Now it is almost $6000.

I am not going to waste time addressing the rest of your little missive because it is full of RW propaganda and wholly unsubstantiated rumours. You are the one who needs to do his homework. I have spent the 30 of the past 40 years living under various single payer regimes and I find them to be just fine, efficient, and inexpensive (ok,mostly free) My mother still raves about the time she was vitising and fell out of bed in Italy and the ambulance was there in 2 minutes, took her to a hospital, had her checked out with x-rays and the whole 9 yards, and then she paid $145 for the whole kit and kaboodle.

If you have spent any substantial amount of time in a single payer country, and have had any major medical events (I spent 2 months in hospital and had a major operation), then let me know. Otherwise, like I said, I am not going to waste my time, because you literally do not know what you are talking about.

I recommend you read this — it is the testimony given by a Canadian doctor to a bunch of Congressional sceptics in Washington.

Joe is a US Ex-Pat with dual US-EU citizenship, who travels Europe extensively, commenting on trends, attitudes, politics and more.

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