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1101 Healthcare
Shiloh and Adria share their views about private and public healthcare.

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There are a lot of flaws about the healthcare system.

Here, a flaw is a problem with a system that stops it from working correctly. Notice the following:

  1. There are several flaws in the plan.
  2. I believe it to be a flawed policy.


Some of the most poignant examples are definitely insurance companies.

Something that is poignant is very sad. Notice the following:

  1. She spoke of her poignant childhood.
  2. It was a poignant story.

pre-existing condition

It's considered a pre-existing condition for many health insurance companies.

A pre-existing condition is a health problem we have before buying a health insurance policy. Notice the following:

  1. They considered the disease a pre-existing condition.
  2. As a pre-existing condition, it wasn't covered by the policy.


Japan has a nationalized health insurance program, which is fantastic.

A program that is nationalized is run by the government. Notice the following:

  1. The US is slowly moving towards a more nationalized health care system.
  2. Nationalized healthcare has been successful in Canada.


Republicans disagree with socialized medicine or socialized healthcare.

Socialized healthcare is financed by taxes and provided by the government. Notice the following:

  1. Socialized medicine has been seriously debated in the US lately.
  2. I could never support socialized medicine.