Monday, March 22, 2010

As Clear As The Nose.......

 I'll let you make your own mind up about the health care battle. My opinion won't sway anyone but I'd like to pass along the following figures that show how we stand right now with the present system in place.

These statistics  were pulled from the "Investor's Business Daily."        
Percentage of men and women who  survived a cancer five years after

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

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

U.S.               12%

 England           2%
Canada            6%

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