If you listen to proponents of a Socialist Health Care system in America you might get the impression that people are dying in the streets after going without health care. Contrary to that propaganda, the picture that these statists paint is as fictional as their credulous view of the situation in countries that have already adopted their desired government takeover of their health care systems.
The Hoover Institution of Stanford University issued an essay outlining the Ten reasons why America’s health care system is in better condition than you might suppose.
Read the whole story for their explanations, but they argue that:
Americans have better survival rates than Europeans for common cancers.
Americans have lower cancer mortality rates than Canadians.
Americans have better access to treatment for chronic diseases than patients in other developed countries.
Americans have better access to preventive cancer screening than Canadians.
Lower-income Americans are in better health than comparable Canadians.
Americans spend less time waiting for care than patients in Canada and the United Kingdom.
People in countries with more government control of health care are highly dissatisfied and believe reform is needed.
Americans are more satisfied with the care they receive than Canadians.
Americans have better access to important new technologies such as medical imaging than do patients in Canada or Britain.
Americans are responsible for the vast majority of all health care innovations.
I would argue that the last point is huge. The incredible innovations will be a thing of the past when Big Brother is in charge. If you think that your health care sucks now just wait until the government gets its destructive tendrils into it for a few years.