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Forget the woes of socialized medicine. Communist health care — at least in North Korea — has not surprisingly fallen into disarray, according to an Amnesty report.

North Korea spends less than $1 per person per year in a system with ostensibly free state health care. And here’s what they get:

  • hospitals that use unwashed hypodermic needles
  • amputations that are carried out without anesthesia
  • a thriving black market for addictive narcotic painkillers

Altogether you could call it the polar opposite of American private health care, where costs are higher than anywhere in the world — but you get what you pay for.

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