Burbank: Finland, a fine role model

Commentary | May 21, 2014 | By John Burbank | Sequium Gazette

I just returned from a trip to Finland to visit old friends. I brought home a bill from a hospital, for a friend of mine. She needed a new hip. So for five days in the hospital, the surgery, the surgeon’s salary, the artificial hip, and all the necessary care and medicine, she paid $224. That’s it. Period. No co-insurance, no donut hole for prescriptions, no premium, no co-pay.

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