Friday, February 5

oh, canada

"I can confirm that Premier Williams did leave the province this morning and will be undergoing heart surgery later this week," said Mr. Williams' spokeswoman, Elizabeth Matthews.

Yes, government-run health care sucks. You have to wait a long time, they ration care, it's terrible. As are most things anytime government gets involved.

When people need specialized medical care, they come to the United States. Latest case in point: Danny Williams, the premier of Newfoundland, Canada.

American Liberals are always pointing to CanadaCare as the Holy Grail, end-all, be-all, the ultimate example of perfect government-run health care, which proves yet again that the Left is comprised of a bunch of lying lunatics who don't give a damn about making things better, or doing what's best for society at large. They don't care about what we want. They are interested only in accruing and keeping power.

These are the same liars who purposefully advance the myth that American health care is sub-standard and ranked 37th in the world, as compared to other countries. That World Health Organization (WHO) ranking is dated and flawed.

Flawed, because it judges health care systems for problems -- cultural, behavioral, economic -- beyond the control of health care. If life expectancy falls in America, which it has since 2000, is it the fault of American medical care, or could it have a lot to do with, say, dietary habits?

This bogus report weighed factors against literacy rates and income inequality, even though hard data for each country was "generally weren't" available.

Even the editor-in-chief of the WHO report, a doctor named Philip Musgrove, says the rankings are "meaningless," since they contain "so many made-up numbers." The result is that the WHO report, and the numbers on which much of the world has been incorrectly judging American health care, is "nonsense."

Amusingly, WHO says "we would not consider (the report) current," yet they have no plans to correct/update the data.


Blogger john said...

As a Canadian who lived in the US for seven years and actually used both health care systems, I can tell you that Canadian health care is far better for any Canadian than what an equivalent (in income etc) American has. 85% of Canadians have a personal physician, 16% of Americans have a personal physician. 45,000 Americans die annually from lack of access to health care, and most would be still be alive if they were Canadians or landed immigrants living in Canada. A more recent set if rankings by the OECD of 19 industrialized nations, on health care access, quality, and outcomes, Canada ranks 6th, Britain ranks 17th, and US insurance-run and insurance rationed health care is 19th and dead last. These things put the inferior American health care system, run by insurance company bureaucrats, in perspective.

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Blogger Jaz said...

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8:51 PM  
Blogger Jaz said...

Luckily all comparisons to a single payer system are immaterial since that is not what the Democrats bothered to push for.

Obamacare ended up being a hodge podge a watered down garbage, a series of mandates, regulations, and arbitrary determinations heaped upon a flawed system. It did nothing to address the primary underlying problem of rising costs.

I would have had more respect for them if they were intellectually honest enough to push for single payer if that's what they wanted.

Instead they tried the Trojan Horse approach. Luckily we stopped it at the gates where it lies shattered, battered, and broken.

8:52 PM  
Blogger Kent said...

You've put nothing into perspective, John. You're just another ignorant person spouting phony numbers.

All that stuff you said about Americans dying and having impersonal medical care isn't true.

What is true is that Canadians die waiting for treatment. The Canadian health care system is crumbling. Canada is now talking about private care.

America has the world's best health care. We make the technology, we create the procedures and invent the drugs.

Why do you think that Canadians come to America for medical treatment?

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