"Facts are stubborn things."

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.

Moreover, it was Sen. Harry Reid who said, "Elderly Americans must learn to accept the inconveniences of old age.."

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  • Noneoftheabove 2010/01/26 03:08:12
    Excellent post. Sadly, Obama and company will not permit themselves to be distracted by the facts. In Obamamerica, ideology trumps reality.
  • Cowboyr... Noneoft... 2010/01/26 17:48:25
    Cowboyreg {IN GOD WE TRUST}
    I agree, it is sad and it angers me fiercly! Thanks
  • Lone soul 2010/01/26 01:15:50
    Lone soul
    Now that's a thought, Something I and others have said for along time now, If you want us to be like Canada and England so much? Why don't you just go and live over there for a year and break a few bones, Then come and talk to me.
  • gizamondo 2010/01/20 02:27:35
    With those stats, why would anyone in their right mind want Obamacare?
  • Roni 2010/01/20 02:13:02
    Uh Oh...you did it...you used facts!!!! You know what those progressive elitists are going to say about this, don't you? That's right, they're going to tell you that the writers of "Investor's Business Daily" and everybody at the United Nations International Health Organization are racists!!! Then they're going to blame Bush because the US numbers are so much better than the numbers of England and Canada...which to them means that we either have to choose HCR, OR we need to give our money to England and Canada so they can have the same health care we have.
  • Cowboyr... Roni 2010/01/20 02:33:45
    Cowboyreg {IN GOD WE TRUST}
    LOL, Yea, I know you're right :) I LOVE facts!
  • plowboy 2010/01/20 01:22:55
    The Usurper and Liberals don't like facts.

    usurper liberals facts
  • BRUCE aka WAR GOAT 2010/01/19 23:21:35 (edited)
    these numbers are only one part of this health care bill that is bad, i don't want the government controlling my body. it's the first step toward taking all our freedoms away.
  • Cowboyr... BRUCE a... 2010/01/19 23:47:59
    Cowboyreg {IN GOD WE TRUST}
    You could not have said it better :) Thanks
  • usa 2010/01/19 19:54:47
    this shore speaks loud and Clear.
  • Diane T 2010/01/19 19:41:46
    Diane T
    Thanks for this news..I am not surprised..
  • rwayne72160 2010/01/19 19:10:08
    Don't you know the liberal termites hate that kind of news getting out in the open. As for Reid, HE needs to start learning to accept the inconviences of old age instead of all the free health care and that large pension he'll get for being a crook in the near future.
  • texasred 2010/01/19 18:53:27
    This is a great post. No wonder Seniors are pissed off. Now if only the younger ones would read this and realize they'll be negatively impacted, they might help with the revolution.
  • Bakool 2010/01/19 18:46:25
    Thank you so much for posting this! I hope the Dem's who want this will read it and see what they are going to do to America if nationalized health care goes thru.
  • Cowboyr... Bakool 2010/01/19 23:49:47 (edited)
    Cowboyreg {IN GOD WE TRUST}
    Your welcome :) Thanks. The more this is shared, there is more of a chance that Dems will read it and maybe it will sink in to the smarter ones heads.
  • Bakool Cowboyr... 2010/01/20 00:48:41
    I really hope so. I have friends who claim to be "afraid" of Republican's, even though they themselves are conservative!! They are for this health care bill, but know nothing about it, they just like the idea of helping others. So they end up voting Dem because they "want to help others" without realising they are shooting their own foot!
  • Cowboyr... Bakool 2010/01/20 00:57:06
    Cowboyreg {IN GOD WE TRUST}
    Sheesh! Why do people enjoy being ignorant!? I guess all I can say is EDUCATE THEM!! Show them the facts.
  • Bakool Cowboyr... 2010/01/20 01:07:10
    I sent them you post, hopefully they will rethink their stand.
  • Cowboyr... Bakool 2010/01/20 01:19:06
    Cowboyreg {IN GOD WE TRUST}
    Great! Thank you :)
  • Steve O 2010/01/19 17:32:52
    Steve O
    Well since Harry Reid says that the elderly need to accept the inconveniences then I suggest that we eliminate health care coverage of all Congressional liberals over the age of 62. How much money will that save the tax-payers?

    How much tax-payer money was used to try to save Kennedy?

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