Health Care Statistics: Why is the United States Ruining the Best Health Care System the World has Ever Known?

This article was sent to me by an anonymous friend. What do you think? Do you see the logic in this report?

“There are actually two messages here. The 1st points out the incredible “benefits” of Universal Healthcare and is very interesting; the 2nd is absolutely astounding – and explains a lot.

1. .A recent “Investor’s Business Daily” article provided very interesting statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization.

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

Percentage of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they are in “excellent health”:
U..S. 12%
England 02%
Canada 06%

Check this last set of statistics!!

2..The percentage of each past president’s cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet.

Here are the percentages.
T. Roosevelt………………. 38%
Taft…………………………. 40%
Wilson …………………….. 52%
Harding…………………….. 49%
Coolidge………………….. 48%
Hoover ……………………. 42%
F. Roosevelt……………….50%
Truman…………………… 50%
Johnson…………………… 47%
Nixon………………………. 53%
Ford……………………….. 42%
Carter……………………… 32%
GH Bush………………….. 51%
Clinton ……………………. 39%
GW Bush…………………. 55%

And the winner is:

Obama……………… 08%

This helps to explain the incompetence of this administration: only 8% of them have ever worked in a job not supported by tax money!
That’s right! Only eight percent—the least, by far, of the last 19 presidents! And these people are trying to tell our big corporations how to run their business? They know what’s best for GM, Chrysler, Wall Street, and you and me?
How can the president of a major nation and society, the one with the most successful economic system in world history, stand and talk about business when he’s never worked for one? Or about jobs when he has never really had one? And when it’s the same for 92% of his senior staff and closest advisers? They’ve spent most of their time in academia, government and/or non-profit jobs or as “community organizers.” They should have been in an employment line.”

Pass this on! We’ll NEVER see these facts in the main stream media.

“One of the penalties of not participating in politics is that you will be governed by your inferiors.” Plato


49 responses to “Health Care Statistics: Why is the United States Ruining the Best Health Care System the World has Ever Known?

  1. I hope our healthcare never becomes this bad, the percentages are astonishing I’m not quite sure why anyone would want to change health insurance coverage with these type of statistics, I hope the quality doesn’t change or dip too much with the new people being added.

  2. I’m glad to see that having universal healthcare is putting us in the lead for better health all around. What this means to me is that the better our health is the longer we live to contribute to our society to buy commodities and pay taxes. Yea. As far as the last piece, I can’t really say if having less business people on his cabinet is bad or not. Considering there were more business people on the cabinet in the last administration and the housing market crashed. So far as I see by having less your able to clamp back down on regulations that lifted before everything went bad. Food for thought.

  3. This is what happens when senators don’t get along in the white house. The citizens are effected and yet they only want to say what they need to say in order to keep them in office. Did you know that like 4 senators are up for reelection every four years. This rule needs to change so we can limit corruption because the only thing iv’e been hearing on the news lately is how senators are stealing money, hiding money and not doing their jobs.

  4. Good to see that we have better health organizations than England and Canada. As for the second list of statistics…I am at a loss of words. Just when I thought Obama couldn’t get any worse.

  5. What a shame greed has corrupted such a great number of politicians. Hopefully, there will be a realization to all these politicians and they’ll work together and make us a giant cake that says “we’re sorry”.

  6. Everything the government tries to run fails. It simply does not have the man power nor resoucres to provide decent health care. Even countriesthat have universal healthcare, are ineffective because they dont have enough doctors and equipment to handle everybody’s needs. People should have the right to choose if they want healthcare, and also their provider.

  7. I wonder what those statistics are now? How bad have they dropped? It has to be a tragic nightmare! A really, really sick and twisted joke of what our health care system use to be.

  8. This numbers are very important, shocking, and this is the first time I ever here of them. As a person who was coming of age in 2009 I tried to follow politics more and really investigate what was their goal during their campaign and to see this statistics that when put at a global scale that’s when one’s eyes really open. For example if I go to the doctor I see many people that with or without appointment wait from a couple of minutes to an hour but beyond they get the attention that they need which I think is amazing and that’s just to the hospital I go to. So, as far as the United States having the best of the best I didn’t expect that because to be honest I always thought that in topics of health care I thought Europe was well off. These numbers just really kind of tap me on the shoulder and tell me that I should always double check anything especially when it comes to something dealing with the government.

  9. Health care might be a good idea, but I think it’s just not going to benefit the middle working class. The country is already suffering with no money and this health care plain is just going to take away the money. It’s a good idea for the poor but not the rest. What is wrong with the system we have at the moment. I think this Obama care will also effect the medical field as well.

  10. We need to step up our health care coverage. I know people are trying to make it possible for everyone to get health care and that is a great plan that i support because i believe everyone desrves a chance at being healthy, but it needs to start at the top and get our precentages higher.

  11. The stats are… interesting because I question where the numbers even come from. Since the numbers are from a survey, how many people took the survey and answered it truthfully? To be honest, I see a lot of street surveys where they will offer food or a reward if you take the survey and I usually lie so that I can get my reward.

  12. I agree our health care is not perfect but it is better than a lot of other countries. I think we should just stick with the plan that we have today and dont change it.

  13. The state our country is in today is not good. We need an effective plan that will improve all aspects of it not just the healthscare system but everything

  14. For the first section, statistics show positive things about our health. The US seems to have the best “benefits” compared to England and Canada. With the president we have, Obama, we might change direction. What will happen with the new changes in this Obamacare system?

  15. This is a very controversial issue. I don’t feel that healthcare should be so easily available for people who do not have it. I understand that people need it, but I think that there should be some sort of work done for it. Maybe additional community service, or certain courses. I am lucky to have the healthcare that I have, so maybe that is why I am so bias about it. I think that with the rising amount of young mothers keep having kids, because things come easy to them, they get assistance form the government. I think if they had to meet some sort of regulation than it would stop the rising amount of young mothers. Some people are okay with milking the system and not doing anything about their lives. I think the system and the government enables people.

  16. “In God We Trust” …I always refer back to that. It is something I will always refer to! As of now we are getting in worse and worse trouble. Things are not improving and it seems like things will not improve. So all that is left is “IN GOD WE TRUST”

  17. its sad how we have gotten are self in such a big hole . we need a plan , and need one fast . We need to come up with a solution and keep with it .

  18. I really like the quote from Plato, it is definitely true. As far as the article, I did not see the actual dates of when these stats took place, so I am not too sure on what to believe without doing my own research.

    • I knew you had brains! Always check out what anyone says, including teachers, and that includes me. There are liars all around us, especially during elections. I don’t really now how you are going to vote and it is none of my business. What is my business is to present you with arguments from different perspectives. I try to do that in a diligent manner. You made my day with this comment!

  19. I think it was enlightening to visualize these statistics. Many Americans complain about how our health care is not good enough, but compared to all the other countries on here we are the best. So people need to look at the bigger picture, and be grateful America’s healthcare is not like England or Canada.

  20. I don’t know whats right or wrong. I sometimes think that Obama might be doing something good because whatever anyone does to fix this country is going to take a long time. Our country was in some debt when Obama became president. He didn’t ruin it himself. If we get a new president, new plans have to be started. That means a longer time for this country to get fixed. On the other hand, if we get a new president, his plan might work better. Time will tell.

  21. I would have to disagree with the article. Just because the president has not worked for a business or his staff has not worked for a business does not mean they do not know how to run one. I mean yes, maybe they should not try to have healthcare controlled only by the government, but if the government attempts to control it does not mean they will fail.

  22. Can we even call it a health care system?

  23. This is just sad. It really shows just how behind America is getting in yet another area. Our medical treatment is failing and becoming way to expensive for people to afford. There needs to be a drastic change

  24. Although the statistics show that we have a stable health care plan, it’s sad to think that the man who has our country in the palm of our hands has never had job experience in business.

  25. The United States Health Care plane out sucks!

  26. Obviously, seeing the facts above, we know that our health care system is the best in the world so why do we need to better it. In times of economic crisis all I care about supporting, quite frankly, is myself.

  27. Health care is just an issue that we as a country will always have. I know several people, presidents, politicians, etc. claim they have solutions but they really don’t. It is clear that no one can come up with a solution to please every single person in the society. Some may come close, but sadly will never be solved.

  28. I think our health care system will always be a problem that will never be solved. Its always been told that our country will be promised a better health care system.. but it look like they are still working on it. Maybe one day.

  29. Our countries health-care will always be a constant problem. Politicians are debatable on rather they are politically correct. Every election the upcoming president promises a better health care . However it never happens and we are left with a false prophecy. Politicians have been lying to us for years and I’m sick and tired of the lying.

  30. I totally agree with Steve. Although they don’t like to act like it or admit it, politicians are people too and people make mistakes. I just don’t understand how people do not support health care for all. Yes, it is most likely going to cost us all a bit more in the beginning, but any new program is going to. I just don’t understand how some can be so critical of one person’s idea when they have no idea what the other side would do and how much it would cost/help/hurt us. All I have to say is that hindsight is always 20/20…

  31. Our health care sucks and that is the truth about it…

  32. Our countries healthcare system will never be perfect. However, it was the most successful health care system in the world before government started tampering with it. People that have minimum wage jobs could never afford healthcare unless they work beyond their full time hours.

  33. We find oursleves living in a generation of professional poloticians. It has been shown over and over again in polls and elections. While Americans state they want real people with Experince their voting tendencies do not support the claim. Real people make mistakes an sometimes piss someone off. They are not always popular but have learned along the way. The minute we find out someone had an affair or was involved in a scandal we throw it in their face and then mock how they react to it. Real people have experinced real problems and hopefully learned from it. Instead we have these fake people that are given to us gift wrapped with their past closely guarded. No one is perfect so why do we expect so much?

  34. I think we all know that our health system has always trugle. Its sad to see how some people die in a nation like ours because they didnt receive treatment in time, do to their inability to pay. I think Obama is not the only one to blame though, our whole governmental system is messed up. I think for things to get better the system itself needs to be changed, not just parts of it.

  35. I had an opportunity to volunteer at health fair, and it was unforgettable experience. I saw a lot of people waiting in line from 6 am even though this fair opened about 9 or 10 am ( I forgot, but it was some hours later than 6 am). They were waiting because they can get free treatment such as dental care. Some people had been in pain for years because dental care is so expensive. What is wrong with this system? I have lived in Korea for 18 years and I had never seen people who were suffering from sickness. Everyone can go hospital right after they feel they need to, and its cost is totally affordable. There are a lot of immigrants and undocumented immigrants in America. And many of them don’t go to hospital because of expensive cost. This is just crazy. Obama is not doing job well, but we should not just blame Obama. We have to speak up our opinion and keep claiming our right to get better treatment.

  36. When will we ever have a real president again. I do understand Obama hasnt really done anythiing. Is it him or other presidents before him that left the economy down already.

  37. our health care system is crazy.

  38. our health care system is a mess.

  39. it is not just obamas fault for all this, he came into office at a hard time and he is trying to help this country get back on its feet. It takes time doesnt happen over night, someone is always looking to blame something on someone because they do not like what is going on. It will get better over time.

  40. its unfortunate to see this country ran by people that don’t know what it is to actually work. people struggle everyday due to the promises Obama has failed to deliver.

  41. These statistics were actually very eye-opening.Myself, being a “frequent flyer” at Kaiser Permanente, never realized how great our healthcare system was. As for the whole Cabinet situation, it’s pretty sad because they don’t know what the rest of the public is experiencing.

  42. Our health care system is withering away, however, I’ve watched a documentary on health care in England, and it’s not that much better considering they viewed all the good…

  43. It is really sad to see our healthcare system falll apart. As you can see the United States clearly is better at hellping people out with their health compared to the other countries with good healthcare systems. This is all going to change because of Obama’s lack in the business field.

  44. It is so unfortunate to see our country the way it is today. The unemployment rate just keeps climbing…. yet i thought he was suppose to save this country, or at least thats what he said he was going to do? All he is doing is making it worse than its ever been before. Obama needs to be out of our system. It is so sad how we have always been the strongest, and we are slowly dwindling towards the weakest economy and having a weak health care system! SAD!

  45. It is very sad because the economy is horrible. There is no jobs out there for people who are laid off and trying to provide for their family. It is really hard right now in the society today, and hopefully things get better soon.

  46. Its really sad to see that our country is being run by people whoi have never worked a day in their lives. Obama’s lack of experience in the business field is the reason our country is falling apart. Soon we will have statistics closer to Canada and England…

  47. This is completely true that our latest president who promised change and better health care and better jobs told us what we wanted to hear just to get elected. I mean like this has ever happened before right. Is He even qualified to make these promises if he doesnt even know what it takes to make sure that these promises he made are full filled.

  48. This just goes to show that most politicians have never experianced a true day of hard work. But just because there ignorant of real work dosen’t mean that can’t figure out are problems, they seem to find a way to make as much money as possiable with little to no effort for themselves. Why can’t they do that for the nation.

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