Saturday, August 08, 2009

The Myth Of Rationed Health Care

From Progress Not Congress

If you believe that the U.S. government is going to model its care after countries like Canada and Great Britain, who supposedly ration their health care, ask yourself the following questions.

1. If the elderly in Canada receive less medical treatment than Americans due to the practice of rationing, why is their life expectancy 81.2 years, over three years higher than in America?
2. If the elderly in Great Britain receive less medical treatment than Americans due to the practice of rationing, why is their life expectancy 79 years, a year higher than in America?

Looking at the facts, one is forced to come to one of two conclusions.

1. The government run health care systems in these countries do not ration their care, and there is no truth to this bogus "rationed care" argument.
2. Rationed health care leads to people living longer (this conclusion is, of course, ridiculous).

Either way, if Americans want to live longer, they should want their health care system modeled after countries who have a longer life expectancy.

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2 comments:

Vernon Malcolm said...

AHEFT shows African American health care has long been rationed by breeding us to limit our lives, so why should we pay for all those boomer pensions we will never benefit from? Afater all, it was the boomer pensions which caused the market to crash.

SarahLee said...

Health care reform has nothing to do with pensions and does not remove Medicare, which covers all seniors of every race.

A good plan will simply make it easier for all Americans of every race to get the basic care every citizen they need and deserve with a mechanism that makes it affordable.

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