Scott W. Atlas is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of radiology and chief of neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical School.
posted on 08/03/2009 12:05:35 PM PDT
most surprising: Lower-income Americans are in better health than comparable Canadians.
I thought improving medical care for the little guys was a centerpiece of the proposed legislation. Sounds like we’re doing pretty good here.
posted on 08/03/2009 12:12:18 PM PDT
(I'm a simpleton)
. Americans have lower cancer mortality rates than Canadians. Breast cancer mortality in Canada is 9 percent higher than in the United States, prostate cancer is 184 percent higher, and colon cancer among men is about 10 percent higher.
The only reason that Canada's numbers aare lower than their european counterparts is because Canadians can, and do, cross the border to the US for treatment in massive numbers once they recieve a cancer diagnosis.
posted on 08/03/2009 12:15:17 PM PDT
( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
I'm just an ordinary guy (not rich,powerful or "connected") who had a hip replacement last year.From the moment I placed the call to the surgeon's office for the initial consultation/evaluation it was about 6 weeks until I was actually *on the operating table*.And it would have been sooner than that if I had been more flexible regarding the scheduling of the pre-op MRI.
That's all I need to know.
posted on 08/03/2009 12:24:55 PM PDT
by Ruy Dias de Bivar
(Are we at last brought to such a humiliating and debasing degradation that we cannot be trusted with)
Of course our health care system is fine; what’s wrong is that we expect our health insurance to cover a bloody nose. If we expected our auto insurance to cover flat tires it too would be in finacial trouble. We cannot maintain a service economy and continue to maintain our current lifestyle. “We cannot go on taking in each others’ wash.” Chesterton
Our health insurance system is socialism plain and simple. It’s time we moved away from socialism, not closer to it.
posted on 08/03/2009 12:27:12 PM PDT
But, then, if you believe such facts
as those presented in this report, you cannot be "bamboozled" by the politicians into surrendering your liberty!
Don't you know that Democrats create "crises" in order to flim-flam the citizenry into believe they need a "government solution"?
In the ordinary world out there, ordinary people think of "crisis prevention, or "crisis control." In the world of Washington's Democrats, they think of "crisis creation." That has been their path to gaining power and government control of the lives of ordinary citizens, and it is why they must be sent home in 2010!
posted on 08/03/2009 1:25:01 PM PDT
(Darwin was right!)
posted on 08/03/2009 2:38:46 PM PDT
(No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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