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Posted on 11/18/2010 12:56:37 PM PST by Nachum
The Commonwealth Fund has another one of its surveys showing how health care in the U.S. is so much worse when compared with so many other nations.
A debate on what health care system is best is well worth having. But its hard to take such a debate seriously when the senior vice president for the Commonwealth Fund, Cathy Schoen, makes remarks like this:
The U.S. is the only country in the study where having health insurance doesnt guarantee you access to health care or financial protection when youre sick. This is avoidable other countries have designed their insurance systems to value access and limit out-of-pocket costs.
But isnt Schoen right? After all, under the National Health Service in the United Kingdom, people with bone marrow disease get access to the drug Vidaza, people with bowel cancer get access to Avastin, people with kidney cancer get access to Afinitor, and children with bone cancer get access to Mepact.
Oh, wait. No, they dont. That NICE Committee said those drugs werent worth the cost.
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We have shortages of doctors and equipment, and long waiting lists. I myself have been waiting for foot surgery for three years, and it will still be another year before I get it.