Re: European-style health system
After spending the evening looking into this, I've come to the conclusion that there is no universal definition for 'European style health system'.
If you're an American republican, it's something to be resisted as they see it as state-provided care.
If you're a British conservative it's something to be welcomed as it's parallel public and private care.
A lot of opinion seems to think that it doesn't exist for the same reasons that I wrote.
So it's a political term and it depends on your perspective.
I take issue with your 'known fact' as it's one I've never heard expressed, so if you could provide some links to back it up?