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    US low score on world motherhood rankings: charity

    US low score on world motherhood rankings: charity - Yahoo! News

    The United States has scored poorly on a campaign group's list of the best countries in which to be a mother, managing only 28th place, and bettered by many smaller and poorer countries.

    One factor that dragged the US ranking down was its maternal mortality rate, which at one in 4,800 is one of the highest in the developed world, said the report.

    It also scored poorly on under-five mortality, its rate of eight per 1,000 births putting it on a par with Slovakia and Montenegro.

    Only 61 percent of children were enrolled in preschool, which on this indicator made it the seventh-lowest country in the developed world, it said.
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    Re: US low score on world motherhood rankings: charity

    While the study was revealing - but with nothing new to me - I was struck by this comment posted below it:

    Now that we've passed healthcare reform, I wish we could deny it to every rabid neo-con that fought tooth and nail to defeat it. Let those imbeciles be the ones that die of preventable diseases.
    Here is a good example of someone ASSUMING that a universal health care run by the government (or further governed, if you will) - will equal IMPROVEMENT in our overall ability to provide care, etc. . . when the government has in fact proven that everything that's been done under it's guidance has failed.
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    Re: US low score on world motherhood rankings: charity

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    While the study was revealing - but with nothing new to me - I was struck by this comment posted below it:



    Here is a good example of someone ASSUMING that a universal health care run by the government (or further governed, if you will) - will equal IMPROVEMENT in our overall ability to provide care, etc. . . when the government has in fact proven that everything that's been done under it's guidance has failed.
    That's because when the government assumes the role of the private sector, by design it cant be superior.

    Insurance and Medicine are still private aren't they?
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    Re: US low score on world motherhood rankings: charity

    Some of those things are stupid, like enrolled in preschool.
    Why would that make any difference?
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    Re: US low score on world motherhood rankings: charity

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    While the study was revealing - but with nothing new to me - I was struck by this comment posted below it:



    Here is a good example of someone ASSUMING that a universal health care run by the government (or further governed, if you will) - will equal IMPROVEMENT in our overall ability to provide care, etc. . . when the government has in fact proven that everything that's been done under it's guidance has failed.
    everything has failed, really? pshaw.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: US low score on world motherhood rankings: charity

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Some of those things are stupid, like enrolled in preschool.
    Why would that make any difference?
    why is that stupid?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: US low score on world motherhood rankings: charity

    I have a hard time envisioning health, publicly or privately, as a commodity.
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    Re: US low score on world motherhood rankings: charity

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    why is that stupid?
    What does that have to do with motherhood?
    Why would it be considered wrong for a mother to spend more time with her child?

    Seems to me, that someone came up with a subjective measure of good.
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    Re: US low score on world motherhood rankings: charity

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    While the study was revealing - but with nothing new to me - I was struck by this comment posted below it:



    Here is a good example of someone ASSUMING that a universal health care run by the government (or further governed, if you will) - will equal IMPROVEMENT in our overall ability to provide care, etc. . . when the government has in fact proven that everything that's been done under it's guidance has failed.
    So you'd consider our highway system and military to be failures? Because they're the best in the world. Our post office runs efficiently as hell, do you know any private companies that will take a letter 2000 miles and deliver it by hand for less than a buck?

    Health care? Every country that has adopted UHC has found it to be less expensive with better outcomes. Every time. If that's not good evidence, I don't know what is. There are countries with UHC that deliver their medicine entirely through private insurance and private practitioners and still do better than we do. There are others that go full-fledged socialized medicine, and they do better too. Then there are lots of countries with a system that is in between. They do better than we do.

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    Re: US low score on world motherhood rankings: charity

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    So you'd consider our highway system and military to be failures? Because they're the best in the world. Our post office runs efficiently as hell, do you know any private companies that will take a letter 2000 miles and deliver it by hand for less than a buck?

    Health care? Every country that has adopted UHC has found it to be less expensive with better outcomes. Every time. If that's not good evidence, I don't know what is. There are countries with UHC that deliver their medicine entirely through private insurance and private practitioners and still do better than we do. There are others that go full-fledged socialized medicine, and they do better too. Then there are lots of countries with a system that is in between. They do better than we do.

    To not see the trend is to be blind.
    Personal wellness is not solely dependent on a medical care system.
    Of course you always ignore this and attribute better health to medical care.
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