Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Health Care in Socialized Medicine English-Speaking Countries

This was true when I was in England in '99.  The newspapers were filled with stories of women, young mothers especially, who had delays in getting the care needed which essentially assured their deaths. This is NOT an alarmist message other than we have an administration that thinks this is a really good idea for the US.

 A recent "Investor's  Business Daily" article provided very interesting statistics from a  survey by the United Nations International Health  Organization.

Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years  after diagnosis:

U.S.               65%

England         46%
Canada          42%

Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received  treatment within six months:

U.S.               93%

England         15%
Canada          43%

Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it  within six months:

U.S.               90%

England         15%
Canada          43%

Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one  within one month:

U.S.               77%

England         40%
Canada          43%

Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million  people:

U.S.               71%

England         14%
Canada          18%

Percentage of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they  are in "excellent health":

U.S.               12%

England           2%
Canada            6%

Anyone still think "Obamacare" a good idea?  And remember, the 'improvement' to Medicare according to the current administration is to roll it over into the Obamacare program.... and then they get a hissy fit when someone points out that Medicare needs to be restructured so that it WILL last.

Hmmmm?   How about not including all the illegals in the program?  How about NOT including seniors who have their children bring them over from the 'old country' and then dump them on Social Security when the children could and SHOULD care for their parents?

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