US RANKS DEAD LAST IN HEALTH CARE

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    Jun 30, 2012 1:35 PM GMT
    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.


    http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE65M0SU20100623?irpc=932

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    Jun 30, 2012 1:40 PM GMT
    Even Mexico has better health care than the US.
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    Jun 30, 2012 1:46 PM GMT
    Waiting for the RJ conservaposse to consult their Fox News talking points to refute this report...
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    Jun 30, 2012 1:52 PM GMT
    However, the US ranks 1st in Spending - Annual healthcare spending totals $2.6 trillion, equal to 17.9 percent of U.S. annual gross domestic product, or $8,402 for every man, woman and child.


    http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE85R0XN20120628?irpc=932
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    Jun 30, 2012 1:53 PM GMT
    It is notable how our healthcare system is often derided for it`s 'inefficiency', etc., but I see it ranks the highest for quality in this survey-and on a low spend compared to these other countries.

    I think the UK spends about eight percent of its GNP on the NHS.(?) And that`s an all time high!
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    Jun 30, 2012 2:25 PM GMT
    We have the Conservatives to thank for the negative lack of progress in our healthcare, because at every level and every step they have been there to hault progress,

    Usually its to save their status quo and for the money coming into their pockets for their elections and re elections from Big Pharma, Huge Ins Corps and etc. who donate to Republican conservatives to keep their profits high at the expense of the public good.

    Another of their favorite tactics is to raise fear to hault progress, such as Palin's Death Panels.

    All the above is obivously fact but yet the Gay republicans will still find a tortured excuse to vote for these self serving bastards.