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universally • get treated • tragedy
pay into • the range
  1. If you become infected you need to immediately.
  2. It is such a that so many people lost their homes in the storm.
  3. Many rich people who receive free health care still pay to go to top of doctors.
  4. I believe that drinking water should be free for everyone.
  5. It is frustrating to a system if you have no control over the decisions made.
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Superbowl Party

Mixer #92 Healthcare

Various people discuss if health care should be free.

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universally free


There should be universally free healthcare.

Something that is 'universally free' is free for everyone. Notice the following:

  1. In Canada, healthcare is universally free.
  2. I believe in universally free job training.

get treated



Anyone can come in and get treated.

When we visit a hospital we 'get treated' by a doctor.  Notice the following:

  1. It took forever to get treated.
  2. I got treated by the school nurse.

a really big tragedy


I think it's a really big tragedy right now.

A 'tragedy' is a situation that is very sad and unnecessary.  Notice the following:

  1. That over 30 million Americans have no health insurance is a really big tragedy.
  2. It's a really big tragedy that world hunger still exists.

pay into a system


If you pay into a system.

When you pay taxes to the government, that means you pay into a system.  Notice the following:

  1. If you pay into a system, you should get something in return.
  2. In England, you pay into a system for healthcare.

top-of-the-range coverage


If you want top-of -the-range coverage.

Top-of-the-range coverage is the highest quality insurance you can buy.  Notice the following:

  1. Most people can't afford top-of-the-range coverage.
  2. Top-of-the-range coverage is very expensive.