Sweden is planning to introduce a third month of paid parental leave reserved for fathers as of 2016, in a bid to further increase gender equality, the country’s government has announced. Parents receive 80% of their salary while on leave, capped at a salary ceiling of around €4,000 per month.

Alright, to start off, by demographics I mean population numbers and population density. Race, sex, anything other then the two things I just stated are irrelevant, and it's interesting that you go straight to me being a racist.

Second, it's the same reasoning behind the cost, the more people you have, the harder it is to have consistent and quality care per each person. I think you would agree its easier to manage and do things when you have a smaller amount of people.

Hey, i haven't said we are better then anyone in my arguments, I don't know where you are getting this from, and I apologize if I offended you. I agree the legal system needs fixed, but I am explaining why it costs so much in the first place.

As I said, Per capita is a great number to use in comparable countries. It is just oversimplifying things for this situation. The U.S is big both in terms of population and land area, and covering all of that area with government run healthcare is a tall order. It's easier in Europe simply because many of the nations have less population

To make an example, lets say a hospital can help 500 people a day, in the UK, if you were going to get a hospital so everyone could get helped in a day you would build 128,200 hospitals, which is a lot. In the US though you would build 620,000 hospitals, and that is a lot as well. It may cost the same to build and staff the hospitals per person, but in the grand scheme of things, the U.S is going to pay paying a ton more then the UK would in total, and that's the main thing. It also would cost more to oversee, supervise, and create the logistics needed for this system, because of the size of it.

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