Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Life Expectancy

From the upcoming documentary Unnatural Causes:
The U.S. ranks 29th in the world for life expectancy, among the worst in the industrialized world.


JustaDog said...

Well let's see...

Your source is owned by California Newsreel, a socialist entity founded in 1968. I have to assume the only reason you reference such a site is because you are a socialist too and think your negative campaign will install socialized medicine in the USA - right?

Why do all medical cases that can't be handled come to American doctors and facilities instead of going to a socialized medical facility?

Why are Canadians and Brits flocking to the USA for health care at their own expense?

I can go on and on with real data but I'll leave you in your little socialist world...

David Appell said...

Yes, in fact, I would like to see some data. How many Canadians and Brits, in fact, are coming to the US for health care?

JustaDog said...

Just Google for it David, do some work for yourself and rebuild your self-esteem.

My Canadian wife is an RN and worked as such in Canada for a couple of decades, so she knows first hand what's going on "up there".

Her sister is also an RN in Canada. Her 6y/o son was killed by the Canadian socialist medical system because of sloppy care - and that was a top major facility in Calgary.

Her sister later had a tumor at the base of her brain and it took a year for her to get it removed - thanks to the Canadian socialist system. (and she had many connections in the major hospitals)

So pleaseeeeee - don't even try to be some expert on the failed Canadian system. Just recently the Canadian government has been lifting restrictions on privatizing portions of their health care.

Dig a little deeper for the truth David, 'cause usually it's the scum that floats to the surface and easiest to see.

David Appell said...

My self-esteem is just fine, thank you. Can we please avoid ad hominem attacks and focus on the issue?

Please, present your facts. I'm not going to go Googling all over the place. If you have facts to support your case, present them. I am skeptical.

I'd also like to know how many American are going abroad for medical care, to places like Asia or Mexico.

David Appell said...

PS: If Canada's health care system is so inadequate, why do they have a better rank in the WHO statistics?