How Donald Trump’s broken promises failed Ohio. France’s universal healthcare system.

France has universal healthcare that is mandatory for all citizens, whether they’re employed or not. Healthcare is managed by the Ministry of Health and administered through Social Security where 70% of services are covered for all typical health care needs, including general practitioners, hospitals, dentists, and pharmacy costs. 

On a personal note, for my comprehensive coverage that includes all dental, free prescription glasses every two years, doctor’s visits, pharmacy drug costs, scans, X-rays and even a health cure in the multitude of spas dotted around the country (mineral water or ocean therapy), I pay 34 euros a month. My employer pays the rest. If I had my own private plan and no employer, I’d pay anywhere from 30 to 90 euros (or more) a month depending on different factors. For women between the ages of 50 and 74, free mammograms are offered every two years.

If you want to call that ‘socialism’, then bring it on!

See The Guardian ten-minute documentary below – After winning the 2016 election, Donald Trump promised to deliver new jobs and economic prosperity to Youngstown, Ohio, a city suffering from decades of decline. But four years on those promises never manifested. Oliver Laughland and Tom Silverstone meet residents who lost their jobs.

2 thoughts on “How Donald Trump’s broken promises failed Ohio. France’s universal healthcare system.

  1. doTard was the beneficiary of a classic socialized medicine service: a government owned and operated hospital; physicians and specialists on the government payroll, all services fully covered by “insurance;” and first class paid transport to and from the hospital. He will never see a bill. In his own words, “it’s a beautiful plan.” The only plan that should be available to every US citizen is the very same plan afforded members of Congress.

    doTard not only failed Ohio, he failed the USA and the World.

    • It always surprises me to hear the venom in the language of uneducated Americans when you mention the word “socialism”. They scream, rage and holler. What on earth do they think it is? Communism? Anarchism? The Red Scare? It’s like a throwback to the McCarthy era.

      I was born and raised in Canada and have lived and worked in the U.K. and France – three countries that have universal healthcare, I’ve never known anything else. Yes, we pay higher taxes … and we receive benefits and a certain security in return. What’s so awful about that?

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