Yossarian, in the French system, what happens to those on disability?
Originally Posted by juanab
Everyone is covered, even if they can't work. In addition, paid sick leave is VERY generous.

You would think the system would be unsustainable (why should I work to subsidize someone sitting at home?) but health care costs are half those in the US, and the French have FAR less heart disease and diabetes despite consuming a lot more cholesterol and cigarettes.

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