Marxist IQ: Health care systems (answers)

BY:Communist Party USA| January 29, 2020

1. Systems of National Public Health Care/Socialized Medicine have been established:

b. In all developed industrialized countries except the U.S.

2. Under the present private insurance-for profit U.S. health care system:

a. Americans pay roughly twice as much as citizens in other developed countries for prescription drugs.
b. Americans take roughly twice as many prescription drugs as citizens  in other developed countries.
c. Life expectancy for men and women is below average among developed countries.
d. All of the above (correct)

3. The first nation in history to establish universal health care as a right of citizens was:

c. The Soviet Union

4. Like all private-insurance–based systems under capitalism:

d. Health insurance companies make profit charging the most that they can in premiums and giving as little as they can  get away with in patient benefits

5. The Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act, which Trump and the GOP continue to seek to eliminate entirely, is:

c. A limited but significant reform that extends coverage  to many  uninsured people and  bars private insurance companies  from refusing to insure people with prior health conditions


Score: 0 wrong: Theoretician. Write an article! Teach a class!!

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2 to 3 wrong: Class conscious worker – study harder.

4 to 5 wrong: Danger! deviations possible. study and then study some more lest you drift into the marsh of opportunism!



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