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    New Health Rankings: Of 17 Nations, U.S. Is Dead Last

    New Health Rankings: Of 17 Nations, U.S. Is Dead Last - Grace Rubenstein - The Atlantic

    Among the most striking of the report's findings are that, among the countries studied, the U.S. has:

    The highest rate of death by violence, by a stunning margin
    The highest rate of death by car accident, also dramatically so
    The highest chance that a child will die before age 5
    The second-highest rate of death by coronary heart disease
    The second-highest rate of death by lung disease
    The highest teen pregnancy rate
    The highest rate of women dying due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth
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    Re: We're Number......LAST

    'Murica.
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    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

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    Even more of a concern when contrasted with this:

    Healthcare spending around the world, country by country

    "The US spends more than any other country in the world on healthcare"

    Healthcare spending around the world, country by country | News | guardian.co.uk
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    Re: We're Number......LAST

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Even more of a concern when contrasted with this:

    Healthcare spending around the world, country by country

    "The US spends more than any other country in the world on healthcare"

    Healthcare spending around the world, country by country | News | guardian.co.uk
    We have the most expensive system in the advanced world, with some of the worst health outcomes. That's because our for profit pay for service model is totally and completely maladapted for health care -- for well known reasons, the most obvious being lack of price elasticity.

    It's time for single payer. End of story. Our rationing of health care by income has failed.

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    Unless we contain salaries, there is no point in doing anything and think we will save money without taking an ax to quality of care. The Obamacare medical device tax will further add cost to the system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    We have the most expensive system in the advanced world, with some of the worst health outcomes. That's because our for profit pay for service model is totally and completely maladapted for health care -- for well known reasons, the most obvious being lack of price elasticity.

    It's time for single payer. End of story. Our rationing of health care by income has failed.

    We will have to eventually upgrade to single payer plan as the rest of the industrialized world has done, people will not continue to support the worst outcomes for the highest cost.
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    but but but......SOCIALISM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    but but but......SOCIALISM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Noooooooooo.............we would rather pay more for lesser outcomes than do anything like what is working in the rest of the industrialized world!
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    the deathby violence doesnt seem right,last time i checked australia had a higher ratio than us,but then again the chart uses an outdated chart for its comparison.

    highest rate of death by car-well duhh,america has more cars per capita than the rest of the world,in most of the world,only the very well off and farmers who live away from public transport have cars and trucks,everyone else takes the bus,in america almost everyone has a car and almost no one takes the bus.

    highest chance a child will die before age five,not very specific,from illness or from any cause like being run over by the 2 cars per household??

    heart disease yep we gotz it,should have seen it coming with the bacon sunday at bk.

    americans smoke much much less than most the world,id probably give that credit to the high number of coal miners pre safety gear still alive(kinda)and overuse of asbestos(still used in the army and big rigs in limited quaqntities)or maybe from the smog that accumulates in high population mountain areas like la.

    really cant give all us credit for high teen pregnancy,my brother was stationed in fort lost in the woods missouri for ait,and they had super high teen pregnancy,of course the only things as passtimes there were drinking smoking pot and sex,i wouldnt be surprised if our number on that list dropped if missouri ceased to exist.

    oh please highest complications during pregnancy??????surely not from all the processed genetically modified food,or the agent orange corn that the fda is set to approve,or the fact the us still has legal use of agent orange derivitaves that use dioxin,something pracdtically every other country has banned except canada,but even canada has strict guidelines for its usage.
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    Re: We're Number......LAST

    step one is completely delinking health care from specific employment. i was exceptionally disappointed that the PPACA didn't do that.

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