Ridiculous arguments…

from the pro-government health care side.

The United States has the most expensive health care costs compared to other countries. I’m not sure expense is a legitimate argument. Peter J. Pitts points out, in an article debunking Michael Moore’s SICKO, “…systems such as those in the United Kingdom and Canada are cost-based rather than patient-centric models.” You get what you pay for. Shouldn’t someone look beyond the rhetoric and slogans and find out WHY our health care costs more?

Of course we’re also told we have lower life expectancy even though we pay more. As with all things leftist, we’re only getting half the story. According to the study they cite (by June and Dave O’Neill, economists at Baruch College), the gap isn’t due to a lack of care, but lifestyle. “Americans are more likely than Canadians to die by accident or by homicide. For men in their twenties, mortality rates are more than 50 percent higher in the United States…”

None of those touting the public option are willing to discuss what’s better about the American health care system. The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) in their brief, “10 Surprising Facts About American Health Care” points out that we have better survival rates for common cancers, better access to treatment for chronic conditions, and (partly because Americans are responsible for the majority of health care innovations) we have better access to “important new technologies”.

It’s probably an irony the left doesn’t want to admit, but according to the NCPA study, the poor in the US are healthier than their Canadian counterparts. Evidently health care nirvana can only be found by compromising the health of those being promised universal health care heaven. It also appears finding such paradise doesn’t make the residents very happy. “More than 70 percent of German, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and British adults say their health system needs either “fundamental change” or “complete rebuilding.” Every recent poll here suggests Americans wallowing in private insurance hell are very happy with their health coverage. The devil is in the details.

(Next: People who oppose this are voting against their own best interests.)

One Response to “Ridiculous arguments…”

  1. Floost Says:

    Are you a professional journalist? You write very well.

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