The French system : an American view (#3) This column, published in the International Herald Tribune (Aug.14, 2007), emphasizes the main advantages of the French system over the American system. For once that the French do something clearly better, the webmaster does not feel chauvinistic about quoting it.... Read my column "Socialized medicine : give me a break!".

DID YOU KNOW THAT....? Reporting about how difficult it is for President Obama to pass a Health Bill, The Times wrote (Aug.14,2009) : "In the battle over which country, the UK and the US, has the better health system ..... the answer to the question is : France"! And the French live older : in 2009, life expectancy at birth was 4 years longer for a Frenchman than for an American (Source : World Population Data Sheet, Washington DC) !

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Harriet Welty Rochefort writes articles and books about France and the French. Order her books :

  • "Joie de Vivre", Secrets of Wining, Dining and Romancing like the French, St.Martin's Press, New York, 2012
  • "French Toast, An American in Paris Celebrates The Maddening Mysteries of the French", St.Martin's Press, New York, 1999
  • "French Fried, The Culinary Capers of An American in Paris", St.Martin's Press, New York, 2001

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