Skip to comments.U.S. healthcare ranks last among 11 developed nations, report says
Posted on 06/16/2014 12:23:58 PM PDT by chessplayer
Despite having the costliest care, the U.S. ranks last among 11 industrialized countries on healthcare quality and access, according to a new report.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
It’s probably true....if they have included the VA.
someone! please tell the hordes besieging our borders and hospital ERs
The bad news is, it’s about to get worse. We’re headed for the bottom of the undeveloped nations list too.
Notice the report says “quality and ACCESS.”
100% guarentee we are No.1 in “quality” alone.
WTF- If you count access, of course we are not high on the list when the other countries are all socialized, single-payer.
THIS IS A NEWS HEADLINE.
Talk about trying to shape idiot Americans’ perceptions. Ugg, what a dirty trick.
The Commonwealth Fund who did this report.
The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, and elderly adults.
Ocare is ruining access.
Good catch ...
This is from the leftists at LA Times ... count on one thing: THEY'RE LYING TO YOU.
Consider the source and take this with a grain of salt. Also, all of the British papers are listed as easy links on the lower left side of Drudge. One horror story after another about their crappy socialized health care. Yet in this article about how bad the US is we find:
“The U.S. spent $8,508 per person on healthcare in 2011 compared with $3,406 in the United Kingdom.”
And they got what they paid for!
Not to mention that the article shills that the “affordable care act” will do some good. That alone ought to tell you it is horse manure.
Look under the covers, and you will undoubtedly find that the survey finds we are insufficiently SOCIALIST.
They need to explain why people from all over the world come here for health care.
Of course everyone with higher than a 50 IQ understands that adding layer upon layer of red tape administered by lard assed government bureaucrats from far flung capitals will degrade the quality of healthcare dramatically.
But no one at ABC has a higher than 50 IQ, apparently.
That accounts for six of the 11. Why did they cherry-pick only 11? Who were the other five and why doesn't the scribe of this piece care to mention them?
I'm willing to bet that none of the other 10 countries are as diverse and welcoming to illegal aliens as we are.
What can you expect when the bulk of our immigrants are either illegal, uneducated, hate America and come from a 3rd world background.
Seriously, look at what the LA Times reported: that health care in the UK is number one! Yeah, in a pig’s eye it is. It’s health care is barely third world, and parts are fourth world.
The Commonwealth Fund, who did the survey, as reported by The Weekly Standard:
(2010) “The Commonwealth Fund, a liberal think tank headed by a former Democratic staffer, leads the effort (for Obamacare).
“Typical of the Commonwealth Fund is a recent study claiming that the U.S. health care system ranks last when compared with seven industrialized countries. Its just the latest in a string of policy studies from organizations that want to see a European-style, government-run health care system brought to these shores. Democratic politicians and their allies then use those studies to bolster the case for dramatic reforms.”
Then why do world leaders come here for treatment?
Of course it is true!
After all, what did you think Obama meant when he promised in 2009 to Fundamentally transform the United States of America?
Its probably true....if they have included the VA.
Government ‘healthcare’ is on display in three areas:
Federal Bureau of Prisons
The only thing you can conclude from studies like this is that the United States is the most complete and transparent country in the world with regards to healthcare.
About 20 years ago myself and some friends took the train from Winsor to Toronto to see Phantom of the Opera. While on the train, I talked with a Canadian lady who said she was going to Toronto to have a CT scan that had been scheduled 10 months prior............
Every time I talk to a liberal jackass who makes the claim that Canada's healthcare system is superior to ours, I point out the following statistic........And it should be noted that if the non life threatening injury was similar to mine, you can bet the wait time in Canada will be well over the 63 day average.....
Ontario leads the country in CT & MRI wait times reductionsOAKVILLE, ON, June 12, 2013 /CNW/
"Less than 10 years ago CT wait lists were 8-12 months long versus today's average of 35 days, and in many cases much less. MRI waits used to be 12-18 months and are now 63 days on average. This dramatic reduction and measurable improvement in patient care came about because the Ontario Ministry of Health listened to the advice of Ontario radiologist experts about how to effect change and provided the necessary tools so that better care was delivered sooner and locally," said Dr. Prieditis.