Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Roger Kimball unveils the ObamaCare money chart

Roger Kimball's "A lesson for David Axelrod" is worth reading in its entirety. But the money chart is this:

Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:
U.S.            65%
England       46%
Canada        42%

Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months:
U.S.           93%
England      15%
Canada        43%

Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months:
U.S.            90%
England       15%
Canada        43%

Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month:
U.S.            77%
England       40%
Canada        43%

Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million people
U.S.            71%
England       14%
Canada        18%

Percentage of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they are in “excellent health”:
U.S.           12%
England        2%
Canada         6%

In sum, you can have health care, or you can have ObamaCare.  People have looked at the latter... and they don’t like what they see. That’s the reason it’s unpopular, and will become more so.

You know how the liberals progressives continually whine that we spend too much money on health care?

Because they're economic illiterates, I'll explain this phenomenon really slowly so they'll understand:

Because......... we......... can.

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