Trump: Australian Health Care System Better Than US

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BRANCHBURG, N.J. (AP) – President Donald Trump says Australia has a better health care system than the U.S., a comment that’s attracting attention because Australia offers universal health care, which Republicans oppose.

In his meeting Thursday with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Trump said the existing U.S. system was failing: “I shouldn’t say this to a great gentleman and my friend from Australia because you have better health care than we do.”

He added that Americans will have a “great” system soon, referring to the just-passed House GOP health care bill.

Sen. Bernie Sanders quickly tweeted that Australia provides free or subsidized health care: “Thank you Mr. Trump for admitting that universal health care is the better way to go. I’ll be sure to quote you on the floor of the Senate.”

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One Comment

  1. I go to Mexico for all my medical, drugs, and dental care for 1/4 of the price I would have to pay in the good old USA. Go figure.

  2. Allen Gunn says:

    we would have a great system also if we were not so dedicated to building more bombs-killing machines and other war making devices-we have enough to defend ourselves-take care of all our citizens with universal health care and see how we will be a much better nation when our health needs are taken care of instead of being a death dealing nation

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