Thursday, June 18, 2009

Socialist Health Care
Be Careful What You Ask For

Updated 6/22/09 to include more data on Canadian wait times.

Our Democrat dominated Congress, with the backing of an overtly Socialist President Obama, is currently hammering out the next step in their agenda to impose Socialist health care on the American people.

America’s so-called “Progressives” most often point to Canada’s single payer government monopoly as a model for what they would like to perpetrate on Americans. After the abject failure of HillaryCare, the Dims adopted a strategy of getting to HillaryCare incrementally -- by “boiling the frog slowly”, if you will.

No matter what the nature of the legislation that gets passed, know that it will be just one more step toward their end game -- a total government monopoly over health care. If we allow the Dims to fully emulate the Canadian model, why should we expect our government tyrants to behave any better than Canada’s government tyrants?

Here are a few “inconvenient truths” about Canadian health care tyranny which the lying bastards in the so-called “Mainstream Media” will NEVER TELL YOU:

1) In Canada -- according to the Canadian Medical Association, via our own National Institutes of Health -- all 10 provinces effectively made it illegal to even offer private insurance. Six banned it directly and four effectively banned it indirectly.

Click here for the source.

2) According to the National Center for Policy Analysis:

“For women, the average survival rate for all cancers is 61 percent in the United States, compared to 58 percent in Canada.”

“For men, the average survival rate for all cancers is 57 percent in the United States, compared to 53 percent in Canada.”

Click here for the source.
Note: The NCPA cited this NBER study as their source.

3) According to our National Bureau of Economic Research:

“Canada has no more abolished the tendency for health status to improve with income than have other countries. Indeed, the health-income gradient is slightly steeper in Canada than it is in the U.S.”

Click here for the source.

3) Additional facts -- all from the previous NBER link:

A) “We find a somewhat higher incidence of chronic health conditions in the U.S. than in Canada but somewhat greater U.S. access to treatment for these conditions.”

B) “a significantly higher percentage of U.S. women and men are screened for major forms of cancer”

C) “mortality/incidence ratios for various cancers tend to be higher in Canada”

D) “The need to ration resources in Canada, where care is delivered ‘free’, ultimately leads to long waits”

For more on wait times under Canadian tyranny:
Click here for an overview of a June, 2009 report.
Click here for the full report.
Click here for the “about” page from the organization which published the report.

Worse still, quoting The Hill:

“The 10-year cost of [counter productive tyranny posing as] reform could approach $2 trillion if the projections are made from the date that proposals are fully implemented. While the projected cost for a new system may reach $1.5 trillion for 2010-2019, it could run significantly higher for 2013-2022, as healthcare costs rise steadily each year.”

And, according to the CBO (via the Minneapolis Star Tribune), the proposed legislation will only reduce the ranks of the uninsured by one third (16 million).

Doing the math:
$2 trillion / 16 million / 10 years / 12 months per year = $1,042 per person per month.

Or, for a family of four: $4,167 per month.

Does THAT sound like a bargain to you?

The Dims are already bankrupting the nation! We simply cannot afford this lunacy. More to the point, WHY would we pay $2 TRILLION in just 10 years in order to tyrannically impose -- through force of law -- a system which is demonstrably and quantifiably WORSE than what we have now?

Oh, by the way, according to the U.K. Telegraph, the USA has higher cancer survival rates than ANY Euro-Socialist state AND Euro-Socialist England -- with their National Healthcare Service:

1) Has the lowest cancer survival rate in all of Europe
2) “is on a par with Poland despite the NHS spending three times more on health care”

Click the image & examine the A.M.A. opposition
to Socialist health care tyranny:

Click the image & examine the A.M.A. opposition to Socialist health care tyranny
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