Monday, July 27, 2009

What ABOUT that Canadian Health Care Plan?

"Circulatory disease deaths per 100,000:

  • Canada: 219
  • United States: 265

Child maltreatment deaths per 100,000:

  • Canada: 0.7
  • United States: 2.2

Digestive disease deaths per 100,000:

  • Canada: 17.4
  • United States: 20.5

Infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births

  • Canada: 5.08
  • United States: 6.3

Intestinal diseases death rate

  • Canada: 0.3%
  • United States: 7.3%

Proability of not reaching age 60:

  • Canada: 9.5%
  • United States: 12.8%

Respiratory disease child death rate per 100,000

  • Canada: 0.62
  • United States: 40.43

Heart disease deaths per 100,000:

  • Canada: 94.9
  • United States: 106.5

HIV deaths per million people:

  • Canada: 47.423
  • United States: 48.141

You get the point. If this is “socialized medicine,” sign me the hell up." via

OVER IN GERMANY, THEY HAVE A SIMILAR PLAN, BUT THE PRIVATE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IS ALSO HEALTHY AND MAKING PROFIT.

WHY DO THE REPUBLICANS INSIST ON LYING ABOUT THESE THINGS OVER AND OVER. MY GUESS IS THEY SIMPLY DO NOT CARE IF YOU GET HEALTH CARE OR NOT.

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.