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French healthcare

By From page A5 | September 06, 2013

EDITOR:

Mr. Garon just wrote a lengthy letter praising the French government-run healthcare system. My letter will be much shorter.

The French government, as is most of the Eurozone, is in a serious debt crisis. The government healthcare system in France, which Mr. Garon lauds, is projected by the French government to run a deficit of about 5.1 billion Euros in 2013. And even that may be optimistic because it’s based on an economic growth rate of .8 percent, which is twice the European Commission estimate.

You can make anything look good if you are willing to spend money you don’t have and burden your grandchildren with debt, but it’s hardly anything to brag about.

GEORGE ALGER
Placerville

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