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  1. #1 I Thought Healthcare Was Awful In This Country? 
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    CBS news is right now running a segment on that Americans are living longer and that we are living longer because of healthcare. So which is it libs? Are people dying in the streets or are we really living longer?
    The Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
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    Last edited by Wei Wu Wei; 11-17-2011 at 08:20 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Ranked by life expectancy, the US of A is 36th in the world.

    Can anyone here guess what the 35 countries ahead of us all have in common?



    Also, the World Health Organization ranks us at 37th in the world in terms of health care systems, again, can anyone guess what the nations ahead of us have in common?
    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    Ranked by life expectancy, the US of A is 36th in the world.

    Can anyone here guess what the 35 countries ahead of us all have in common?



    Also, the World Health Organization ranks us at 37th in the world in terms of health care systems, again, can anyone guess what the nations ahead of us have in common?
    Most of them don't record infant death like we do.
    The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
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    The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Most of them don't record infant death like we do.
    I think you are thinking of Infant Mortality rates, not life expectancy.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    I think you are thinking of Infant Mortality rates, not life expectancy.
    Many of these countries don't make out a death certificate for a deceased infant so they don't get included in the stats, we do. Also we lose more in car accidents because we are spread out and people drive to work. You should look at the stats for how many people actually own a car in other countries and how many miles they drive per year, per person.
    The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Most of them don't record infant death like we do.
    Methodology is always important, both in the subject and the study. It's like comparing the murder rate, suicide rate, "gun death" rate etc.... across national borders. Apparently, much of the world doesn't record suicides due to the shame factor. Funny that being a martyr for an angry desert god is noble, but committing suicide is considered a shame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    Ranked by life expectancy, the US of A is 36th in the world.

    Can anyone here guess what the 35 countries ahead of us all have in common?



    Also, the World Health Organization ranks us at 37th in the world in terms of health care systems, again, can anyone guess what the nations ahead of us have in common?
    Lower murder rates, not full accounting of infant deaths and several other non healthcare related reasons.
    I long for the days when our President actually liked our country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Constitutionally Speaking View Post
    Lower murder rates, not full accounting of infant deaths and several other non healthcare related reasons.
    If we ranked so low why do people from other countries come here for care.? I'll bet you a sawback Chavez would've come here if he couldve kept it quite.
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