‘Socialist’ Swedes Flock To Private Health Insurance

‘Socialist’ Swedes Take to Private Health Insurance – Hit & Run : Reason.com.

, a country famous for a welfare state that has actually been trimmed back substantially in recent years, is experiencing a phenomenon unlikely to bring cheer to those Americans who think the answer to ’s problems ismore government involvement in medicine. Tired of long waits and inadequate care, Swedes increasingly purchase health policies to gain access to the care the state can’t provide.

According to Sweden’s insurance trade industry organization, Svensk Försäkring:

The number of private insurance policies has increased in recent years. In 2011 about 440,000 people had private insurance. Most of these people have their policy paid by their employer.

Every nation used as a shining example of government healthcare by the Obamacare supporters is moving away from government healthcare. This is the trend in Canada and Great Britain too.