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  1. Finnish Health Care

    Finnish Medical System - Part 1

    This is a slightly updated version of an essay I wrote several years ago for a different audience.

    I am a natural born American. Until I met the man I subsequently married, I never would have dreamed of not spending the rest of my life in the USA. I love the USA, my family and my friends, and never considered leaving. Then, I met my husband who was born and raised in Finland, spent his life there, and never had any real thoughts of ...
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  2. Finnish Health Care

    Finnish Medical System Part 2

    This is a slightly updated version of an essay I wrote a couple of years ago.

    Then, June 2006 I became seriously ill and had to go into the hospital, and was left with a long-lasting physical problem I have been assured by American doctors that the same thing would have happened if I had gotten sick in the USA. I quickly learned more than I ever thought I would about how the Finnish system works.

    Before I go into that, here ...
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  3. What is it like to be a blogger?

    I have never blogged before, so this is my first attempt. I guess I will use this to write about my background and about life in Finland. There are many things here that are different from the USA.

    What do people want to hear first?

    Baby leave?
    Medical coverage?
    College education?
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