When has the government been the best provider of anything. How many people do you know with knee and hip replacements. How about treatment for cancer? How many go untreated? How about diabetes. Physicans are checking sugar levels all the time and they are nipping this in the bud ahead of time for those who get checkups.
There is a lot to this healthcare thing but the government's proposal is to make the government the king of healthcare and we know who is looking to be the king of the government.
So, let's say this email is right, then what?
Subject: Interesting Data on Health Care To: My Dear Cousin
This article is from the "Investor's Business Daily." It provides some 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%
I don't know about you, but I don't want "Universal Healthcare" comparable to England or Canada .
Moreover, it was Sen. Harry Reid who said, "Elderly Americans must learn to accept the inconveniences of old age." WELL, SHIP HIS ASS TO CANADA OR ENGLAND !
end of email!
Harry does have a lot to say about a lot that he should say nothing about. But, should we trust him with doing what is right for our health?