"Lies. Unless you're really rich, you get better quality service in socialist healthcare systems."
Uhhh...no, Scott. You most definitely do not get a better quality service. Unless you purchase supplemental insurance. You get Spirit airlines quality healthcare. It'll keep you alive most of the time...but bring snacks. And your own sheets.
#84 | Posted by madbomber
Nice try to switch from "outcomes" to "service". Would you rather have your life saved by a mean doctor or be greeted with a smile by an incompetent doctor?
If you care about actual RESULTS:
The U.S. has the highest rate of deaths amenable to health care among comparable countries
Hospital admissions for preventable diseases are more frequent in the U.S. than in comparable countries
Disease burden is higher in the U.S. than in comparable countries
The U.S. has higher rates of medical, medication, and lab errors than comparable countries
Post-op suture ruptures are worse in the U.S. than in comparable countries
The mortality rate for respiratory diseases is higher in the U.S. than in comparably wealthy countries
Use of the emergency department in place of regular doctor visits is more common in the U.S. than in most comparable countries
If our system was better, other countries would copy it. But no one is stupid enough to copy the corrupt disaster we have here.