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Janelle

Pity that we can't force Congress to listen to this for an hour every day before they begin.

MKR

Hillarious and Sad (because it is too true) all at the same time.

James Hetland

Subject: Interesting health care statistics

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 2%
Canada 6%

I don't know about you, but I don't want "Universal Healthcare" comparable to England or Canada .

VERY INTERESTING!
The percentage of each past president's cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the
cabinet.
You know what the private business sector is... a real life business, not a government job.

Here are the percentages:

T. Roosevelt........ 38%
Taft..................... 40%
Wilson .................. 52%
Harding.................49%
Coolidge.............. 48%
Hoover................. 42%
F. Roosevelt......... 50%
Truman................. 50%
Eisenhower........... 57%
Kennedy.............. 30%
Johnson................ 47%
Nixon.................... 53%
Ford..................... 42%
Carter................... 32%
Reagan................. 56%
GH Bush.............. 51%
Clinton .................. 39%
GW Bush............. 55%

And the winner of the Chicken Dinner is.....Obama......... 8% !!!

Yep! Thats right! Only 8% !!! ..... 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 neither has 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" ......when they should have been in an employment line.

MAY GOD HELP US!

derek

You're seriously bringing up statistics about old people to rant against universal healthcare?

What america do you live in? And if what i'm saying is going over your head... well that's too bad.

derek

along the same lines of obliviousness though, i remember an investor business daily article about healthcare saying stephen hawking would be dead if he lived in the UK.

http://digg.com/politics/IBD_Editorial_Stephen_Hawking_Would_Be_Put_to_Death_in_UK

good to see they're still just as rigorous with their logic.

Frank

Good research,James Hetland.Scary stats'.

Joyce

wasted words derek... why do you bother?

"...if what i'm saying is going over your head... well that's too bad."

Oh... you posted your info after saying this... half-@ss backwards... makes perfect sense.

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