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The best argument against government healthcare
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, June 12, 2008

Records made, records broken, all-in-all a darn good report on the health and longevity of the nation:
Americans' life expectancy reached a record high of 78.1 years in 2006, with disparities among ethnic groups and between the sexes generally narrowing, according to government data released yesterday.

The death rates from most diseases went down, with influenza mortality falling steeply and AIDS mortality marking its 10th straight year of decline. Infant mortality in 2006 also fell from the previous year, continuing a trend stretching back nearly 50 years.

"This report has a lot of good news," said Melonie P. Heron, a demographer at the National Center for Health Statistics who compiled and analyzed the data drawn from death certificates filed with each state and the District.

[...]

The overall U.S. life expectancy of 78.1 years was up 0.3 years from 2005. Life expectancy for women was 80.7 years, and for men, 75.4 years. The disparity between the sexes — 5.3 years — has been declining since it peaked at about eight years in 1979.
So tell me again about this pressing need for government to get involved in my healthcare because we have it so bad?
 
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Our health care situation is obviously a disaster, despite *no one* being denied most ordinary medical treatments and a good health report for the US, because it isn’t anything much like the systems in Europe, Canada, and Japan. The bureaucrats don’t yet have their hands on the throats of the health care system, so it must be changed.

I’m willing to bet that if we get ’national health care’ that the bureaucrats who run it get better care than the ordinary Joe or Jane, just as they do in Canada, Japan, and Europe.
 
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