Skip to comments.Senate health committee clears insurance overhaul
Posted on 07/15/2009 8:15:41 AM PDT by combat_boots
Sen. Kennedy's panel advances health care overhaul as Obama keeps pressure on Congress
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Democrat Senators threatened as we speak???
Say goodbye to your parents and older friends, MRIs to see if there’s an underlying issue with your aches & pains or torn tendons, chemo if you aren’t expected to live for X more years, the retired, etc., etc.
The old, the unborn, the disabled. They want to kill us.
Meanwhile, Kennedy hasn’t been seen in months.
Senator Kennedy. Ugh.
“A World Health Organization study released last year put Canadian life expectancy at birth at 79.8 years, Japan’s at 81.9 and Americas at 77.3! Dr. Stephen Bezruchka of the School of Public Health at the University of Washington in Seattle was quoted in the above LA Times story: “There isn’t a single measure in which the U.S. excels in the health arena. We spend half of the world’s healthcare bill and we are less healthy than all the other rich countries.”
Soon that fat criminal will stand before the Creator to receive the ultimate censure. And no filibusters will save him.
That's a very good sign.
Maybe the Republicans are finally developing a spine.
Why isn’t this in Breaking News??
This is the MOST critical issue going forward right now. And there is still a chance to stop it.
Sotomayer is a done deal.
Is Government-Run Health Care Better? Proponents of government-run health care argue that Americans will receive better care despite the foregoing. Their main argument has been that despite paying more for health care the United States trails other countries in infant mortality and average life expectancy.
However, neither is a good measure of the quality of a country's health care system. Each depends more on genetic makeup, personal lifestyle (including diet and physical activity), education, and environment than available health care. For example, in their book The Business of Health, Robert L. Ohsfeldt and John E. Schneider found that if it weren't for our high rate of deaths from homicides and car accidents Americans would have the highest life expectancy.
Infant mortality statistics are difficult to compare because other countries don't count as live births infants below a certain weight or gestational age. June E. O'Neill and Dave M. O'Neill found that Canada's infant mortality would be higher than ours if Canadians had as many low-weight births (the U.S. has almost three times as many teen mothers, who tend to give birth to lower-weight infants).
A better measure of a country's health care is how well it actually treats patients. The CONCORD study published in 2008 found that the five-year survival rate for cancer (adjusted for other causes of death) is much higher in the United States than in Europe (e.g., 91.9% vs. 57.1% for prostate cancer, 83.9% vs. 73% for breast cancer, 60.1% vs. 46.8% for men with colon cancer, and 60.1 vs. 48.4% for women with colon cancer). The United Kingdom, which has had government-run health care since 1948, has survival rates lower than those for Europe as a whole.
Proponents of government-run health care argue that more preventive care will be provided. However, a 2007 Commonwealth Fund report comparing the U.S., Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand
http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/the_cost_of_free_government_he_1.html go back to drinking
Stupid Pinko Bastard. This gets passed, he won’t get a dime from us ever again. We are out of here.
It’s a scam, they think we’re stupid.
We’re supposed to think, “Screw the rich, let them foot the foot the bill, they have plenty of money.”
But the rich know how to avoid taxes, and besides, there isn’t enough money on earth to pay for fixing Cynthia McKinney’s butt wrinkles, much less intensive care for every illegal alien kid with a cough.
Within one year, the tax burden for this boondoggle, the largest in the history of mankind, will fall squarely on the middle class, just like it always does, after the program faces the first “shortfall” and “adjustments” need to be made.
The lazy will get a waiver, and everyone else will wait months just to see a nurse with a high school GED.
It still stands as a much worse shot in the full senate at least.
Elderly people will have fewer and fewer options for treatment. There will come a time in each American’s life when the government considers it his patriotic duty to just go away and die.
Japan doesn't have 30 million illegal aliens, whose life expectancy would be lower than legal residents.
see my post #12