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Thought it was interesting that the reason Costa Rican medical care was so high was, in the words of the the website, because Costa Rica disbanded the military in 1980 and devoted its resources to education and health care.
Countries, summarized:1,2;3,4: Unstable Third World Country5: The origin of the various funnels (jobs, etc.) towards Third World countries; such are defended religiously by those who benefit from circumventing the First World.6: Third World Country given up by Carter7: Third World Country rife with corruption, drug cartels, and a porous North border that nobody will secure (for fear of losing illegal immigrants as a means to circumvent US citizens).
"1,2;3,4: Unstable Third World Country"..based on what? If you are going to make such a claim, you need more than hot air to support it. "Third World Country given up by Carter"Does Jimmy Carter have any credibility anymore? One only has to consider what Carter approves. At least, provide a credible, relatively unbiased, source to support your claims. Why are your knickers are in a twist about health care tourism? Just wondering? Isn't this a personal decision?
Anonymous said... Thought it was interesting that the reason Costa Rican medical care was so high was, in the words of the the website, because Costa Rica disbanded the military in 1980 and devoted its resources to education and health care.Before you get really excited about this prospect, note they run a huge deficit. And check out their inflation rate. This year is projected to be the best since 2002 at 7% to 9%. Five of the last 6 years have been double digit inflation.When I visited 5 years ago it was about 300 colons/US Dollar. Now it's about 590 CRC/USD.http://insidecostarica.com/dailynews/2009/july/03/cr02.htm
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Dr. Mark J. Perry is a professor of economics and finance in the School of Management at the Flint campus of the University of Michigan.
Perry holds two graduate degrees in economics (M.A. and Ph.D.) from George Mason University near Washington, D.C. In addition, he holds an MBA degree in finance from the Curtis L. Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. In addition to a faculty appointment at the University of Michigan-Flint, Perry is also a visiting scholar at The American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.
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