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Europeans don’t want Obamacare

Our socialism is apparently not good enough for the French. The Wall Street Journal reports that the French Minister of Health and Social Services says President Obama’s oft-villainized healthcare law isn’t pure European socialism:

Republicans lawmakers have denigrated President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul by labeling it a European-style takeover of the health system.

France, for one, doesn’t exactly agree.

In an interview with reporters Tuesday, French Minister of Health and Social Affairs Marisol Touraine said the 2010 law creates a distinctly different system than the one that universally covers the French.


“This segmentation is quiet different than what we have,” said Ms. Touraine, given that France’s health coverage extends across age groups and income levels.  Many French find it surprising that Americans would resist a system of near-universal health coverage, she said.