|Agano Juana Quintanilla TM DUX|
There is no singular European health care system; each nation has its own. Thus, he is comparing apples to oranges, pineapple, bananas and kumquats.
The World Health Organization's European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies publishes health system review reports about each nation.
Switzerland has most expensive system in the world, right behind the USA, because of the private insurance. A major part of the Swiss economy is insurance companies, for everything. Private health insurance is mandatory, but all private insurers must sell the exact same basic benefit package, for the exact same price. By law, there is no competition on the price of basic insurance. Instead, they can only compete on the supplemental insurance they also sell. In that sense, for basic insurance, they are a multi-payer system that functions as a single payer system.
That's not the kind of private insurance Day wants.
The private health insurance sold in France is specifically to cover the costs of the co-payment they introduced. It's insurance to cover the cost of the per-visit user fee France introduced, which people couldn't afford, so they then introduced private insurance to cover that fee.
That's not the kind of private insurance Day wants.
The private insurance sold in Germany is for those wealthy enough to leave the public system entirely. But once they leave, they can never come back, no matter how expensive their care becomes. It's a one-way door. How many Canadians would want to leave the Canadian health care system entirely.That's not the kind of private insurance Day wants.
DeviantArt (formerly stylized as deviantART from 2001 to 2014) is an online community. The site was first launched on August 7, 2000, by Scott Jarkoff, Matthew Stephens, Angelo Sotira and others. DeviantArt, Inc. is headquartered in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California, United States. Works are organized in a comprehensive category structure, including photography, digital art, traditional art, literature, Flash, filmmaking, skins for applications, operating system customization utilities and others, along with extensive downloadable resources such as tutorials and stock photography. Additional utilities include journals, polls, groups, and portfolios. "Fella," a small, devil Esq UE robotic character, is the official DeviantArt mascot.
As of March 2013, the site consists of over 25 million members, and over 246 million submissions, and receives around 140,000 submissions per day. In addition, DeviantArt users submit over 1.4 million "favorites" and 1.5 million comments daily. The domain deviantart.com attracted at least 36 million visitors annually by 2008 according to a Compete.com study. As of July 2011, it is the 13th largest social network with 3.8 million weekly visits.
DeviantArt started as a site connected with people who took computer applications and modified them to their own tastes, or who “deviated” the applications from the original designs. As the site grew, members, in general, became known as “deviants” and submissions as “deviations”. DeviantArt was originally launched on August 7, 2000 by Scott Jarkoff, Matt Stephens, Angelo Sotira and others, as part of a larger network of music-related websites called the D-Music Network. The site flourished largely because of its unique offering and the contributions of its core member base and a team of volunteers after its launch, but was officially incorporated in 2001 about eight months after launch.
DeviantArt was loosely inspired by projects like Winamp facelift, customize.org, deskmod.com, screenphuck.com, and skinz.org, all application skin-based websites. Sotira entrusted all public aspects of the project to Scott Jarkoff as an engineer and visionary to launch the early program. All three co-founders shared backgrounds in the application skinning community, but it was Matt Stephens whose major contribution to DeviantArt was the suggestion to take the concept further than skinning and more toward an "art community". Many of the individuals involved with the initial development and promotion of DeviantArt still hold positions with the project, from administrators to volunteers serving as gallery directors and Message Network Administration. Angelo Sotira currently serves as the chief executive officer of DeviantArt, Inc.
DeviantArt ran for 7 years without any additional investment besides the initial US$15,000 from its founders at the moment of its founding. It has used several different monetization strategies before having its own cash flow.
On November 14, 2006, DeviantArt gave its users the option to submit their works under Creative Commons licenses giving the artists the right to choose how their works can be used. A Creative Commons license is one of several public copyright licenses that allow the distribution of copyrighted works. On September 30, 2007, a film category was added to DeviantArt, allowing artists to upload videos. An artist and other viewers can add annotations to sections of the film, giving comments or critiques to the artist about a particular moment in the film. In 2007, DeviantArt received $3.5 million in Series A (first round) funding from undisclosed investors, and in 2013, it received $10 million in Series B funding.
On December 4, 2014, with the publishing of an article entitled Boldly Facing the Future, the site unveiled a new logo, and announced the release of an official mobile app on both iOS and Android to be released on December 10, 2014.
In the article, CEO Angelo Sotira writes, "Our new logo is symbolic of everything we believe. It is an audacious and inspired evolution of our original dA mark—literally turning the art world upside down. We love it because, like DA, people might not get it right away and, like all great art, it challenges perceptions and perspectives. Most importantly, it elevates DeviantArt and our artists."
On June 17 and June 18, 2005, DeviantArt held their first convention, the deviantART Summit, at the Palladium in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California, United States. The summit consisted of several exhibitions by numerous artists, including art scene groups old and new at about 200 different booths. Giant projection screens displayed artwork as it was being submitted live to DeviantArt, which receives 50,000 new images daily.
Starting May 13, 2009, DeviantArt embarked on a world tour, visiting cities around the world, including Sydney, Singapore, Warsaw, Istanbul, Berlin, Paris, London,New York City, Toronto and Los Angeles. During the world tour, the new "Portfolio" feature of DeviantArt was previewed to attendees.
There is no automatic review for potential copyright and Creative Commons licensing violations when a work is submitted to DeviantArt, so potential violations can remain unnoticed until reported to administrators.* A mechanism for notifying administrators of such issues is available. Some members of the community have also been the victims of copyright infringement from vendors using artwork illegally on products and prints.