Let's Compare Health Systems



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%
 
 
           And now for the last statistic:
 
 
           National Health Insurance?
 
            U.S.                      NO
 
            England             YES
 
            Canada              YES
 
           Check this last set of statistics!!
 
           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%
 
           Obama............................. 8%
 
 
           This helps to explain the incompetence of this administration:
only 8% of them have ever worked in private business!
 
           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?
 
           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.