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Friday, January 21, 2011

The best health care delivery system in the world?

John Boehner said again that the Affordable Health Care Act needs to be repealed so that it doesn't "ruin the best health care delivery system in the world."  I continue to be puzzled at where that "best health care system in the world" comes from.  

  • The number of uninsured in the U.S. climbed to 50 million last year.
  • One-third of American adults forgo recommended medical treatment because it is too costly. 
  • Only 15 percent of Americans surveyed think it is the best health care system in the world.  The majority think it is mediocre.   
  • Americans spend twice as much as residents of other developed countries on healthcare, but get lower quality, less efficiency and have the least equitable system.     
In his remarks, Boehner is referring to that 20 percent of Americans who holds 85 percent of the nation's assets and 93 percent of its wealth.  This is the economic alignment of medieval Europe that America was invented to free people from.  The health care debate indicates that 80 percent of Americans are dismissed as being expendable. 

2 comments:

larry kurtz said...

Boehner engaging in propaganda AND rhetoric?

caheidelberger said...

I think Boehner is referring to the government-supported health insurance that he and Kristi Noem use and that is helping save Gabrielle Giffords' life.

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