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Dispatch from Denmark

Today I’m in Denmark speaking at a yearly national healthcare IT conference. Denmark is a remarkable country of 5 million people with a robust social support system. Healthcare is provided for life as part of being Danish. If you lose your job, generous unemployment benefits provide for the ongoing well being of you and your family. Income inequality is among the lowest in the world (see the world mapped by income inequality below) When people gather together in Denmark, there is a sense of common purpose and shared experiences.
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