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Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Statistic on Health Care & Government

A recent "Investor's Business Daily" article dated Wednesday, May 27, 2009,  provided very interesting statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization.  Congressman Mark Kirk, IL-10 (R) is another source for these same statistics.


Here's a shot of the article in question.



Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:
U.S. 65%
England 46%
Canada 42%

Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months:
U.S. 93%
England 15%
Canada 43%

Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months:
U.S. 90%
England 15%
Canada 43%

Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month:
U.S. 77%
England 40%
Canada 43%

Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million people:
U.S. 71
England 14
Canada 18
[The MRI was INVENTED in England!]

Percentage of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they are in "excellent health":
U.S. 12%
England 2%
Canada 6%

From this alone, I don't really think that our health care needs "reforming" at all.  It already is better than the models the Democratic Congress is using as a template...

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