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The “USA” (whoever that is) spends more on Medicare each year than Switzerland spends on … well, it spends more than the size of Switzerland.

In fact, the $500 billion that the US spends on Medicare would make it the 21st largest country in the world, just ahead of Sweden. But I guess that is not enough state spending, is it. And don’t say we are a bigger country – the number of Medicare eligible seniors is close to the size of the populations of several of the countries we spend more than.

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