Monday, July 20, 2009

My Body, Congress's Choice!

Breda rants on the .gov's goofy ideas about health care.


Anonymous said...

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

% Men & Women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis
U.S. 65%
England 46%
Canada 42%

% Patients diagnosed with Diabetes who received treatment within six months:
U.S. 93%
England 15%
Canada 43%

% Seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months:
U.S. 90%
England 15%
Canada 43%

% 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

% of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they are in "excellent health"
U.S. 12%
England 2%
Canada 6%


John A said...

"preventative" medicine will be emphasised, of coures.
read a prognosis -

Sample, noting the history:
"For these and a host of other reasons such insurance models have largely died an ignominious and well-deserved death. but their rotting corpses are being raised to life again. The Undead will walk the earth, this time with even greater powers granted them the federal government."

Lergnom said...

Do you have the URL for that IBD report?

jimbob86 said...

Congress's choice will be to turn the decisions about YOUR health care over to some low level government employee.... who has abslolutely no skin in the game.

Anonymous said...

No URL, sorry; a close friend emailed it to me. I just now emailed back to see if he has a URL.

Some of the info was familiar from other sources, other times, so I passed it on...