Friday, 26 February 2010

Obama Health Care Summit: LATEST NEWS

The biggest lie told at the summit is "America has the best health system in the world."  America pays 33% more than the second most expensive developed country and gets worse outcomes.  Depending on whether one believes the CIA or the WHO, our health care system ranks 43rd or 47th n the world.
      The pernicious part of this lie, whether told by one party or the other, is that the interlocutor has a hard time refuting it. To say we do NOT have the best system in the world sounds vaguely unAmerican. 
     Put more correctly: the wealthy can buy the best health care in the world in the USA.  Everyone else gets a raw deal: bad value for money; paying a third more for no better results.

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