Originally Posted by Apoplectic1
If only it were that simple. School systems and health insurance are two vastly different beasts. There are nowhere near the costs, nowhere near the amount of liability you need to worry about, really no preexisting conditions to worry about in education.
In education there are a lot of people with special needs, for one thing.
As for your comment on spending, that is not really true. In Ireland, the state spends €8.5 billion on education (I have no idea, but that would probably be about 90% of overall education spend), and €13.5bn on healthcare (about 75% of total spending). Thats a €5bn (or €7ish overall I guess), difference. Its a big difference, but massive? Far from it. So I think comparing education and healthcare is very accurate.
Where I got my numbers from: