I am tired of hearing the liberal and the Democrats including our president lying about the health care of the greatest nation on God’s green earth!
Therefore, I painstakingly did some research to find out if there is any shed of truth to what they proclaim.
The liberals and Democrats including the president keep saying that our health care need reforming because we have the worst among the industrialized and developed countries.
How is best and the worst measured?
Many say it is the life expectancy rate. I say crap that! Macau and Andorra are ranked 1 and 2 in that category.
Do you really think those two countries have better health care than the USA?
Many say it is the mortality rate. What is mortality rate?
Mortality rate is a measure of the number of deaths (in general, or due to a specific cause) in some population, scaled to the size of that population, per unit time. (from wikipedia)
Therefore, mortality rate is the number of deaths due to a specific cause such as diseases.
What does health care system do? Take care of people who are sick so they do not die.
Do you agree with me that the less people die of diseases the better the health care system of that particular country?
We are getting somewhere here.
I went to the WHO website and retrieved the latest data available (in this case it is 2002 data) on number of deaths by diseases per country.
I filtered through all the data and isolated the G 8 countries only because these are the countries that are leaders of the industrialized and developed countries. I added SWEDEN and DENMARK because these countries have single payer system. In addition, USA’s health care is always compared to UK, FRANCE, and CANADA most of the time. I also selected RUSSIA, CHINA, JAPAN, and GERMANY because they are also in the G 8.
DENMARK, SWEDEN, and CANADA are the countries that have single payer health care system. UK, FRANCE, RUSSIA, GERMANY, JAPAN, and CHINA have some form of SOCIALIZED health care system.
The links below is where I found the data that I am presenting to you. You can check for yourself just in case you doubt my integrity.
I present the data in manner of MOST NUMBER OF DEATHS at the TOP and by the thousands (multiply the numbers by 1000).
G-8 Death Numbers Dec 2004 from WHO Statistics
Population = x1000
Russia = 1669.7
Denmark = 1073.0
Sweden = 1027.2
UK = 1014.7
Germany = 989.4
France = 833.8
USA = 831.7
Japan = 763.4
Canada = 711.1
China = 701.5
Breaking Down per Disease Classification
Communicable, maternal, prenatal and nutritional conditions related deaths
UK = 123.3
Japan = 90.9
China = 83.7
Russia = 69.9
France = 52.9
Sweden = 51.2
USA = 50.9
Denmark = 44.3
Germany = 42.5
Canada = 33.7
Non-communicable diseases related deaths
Russia = 1355.3
Denmark = 967.4
Sweden = 929.4
Germany = 907.7
UK = 858.4
USA = 728.3
France = 712.2
Canada = 636.4
Japan = 614.7
China = 541.4
Cancer is part of non-communicable disease group.
Total death related to cancer.
Denmark = 294.0
Sweden = 237.0
Germany = 264.2
UK = 256.1
Japan = 241.7
France = 238.3
Russia = 211.5
Canada = 208.1
USA = 191.9
China = 133.5
Breast Cancer related deaths (I am breaking it down coz people argue about it).
Denmark = 28.0
UK = 25.4
Germany = 23.9
France = 20.9
Sweden = 18.5
Canada = 17.6
Russia = 16.5
USA = 15.6
Japan = 7.9
China = 4.3
Ovarian Cancer related deaths
Denmark = 7.9
UK = 7.5
Germany = 7.3
Sweden = 7.0
Russia = 5.6
France = 5.3
USA = 4.8
Canada = 4.6
Japan = 3.3
China = 1.0
Prostate cancer related deaths
Sweden = 30.9
Denmark = 23.2
UK = 18.6
France = 16.6
Germany = 15.2
Canada = 13.9
USA = 12.1
Japan = 6.5
Russia = 5.7
China = 0.4
Let us put in words what these numbers are telling us:
- Germany, UK, France, and Canada have more disease related deaths than the USA
- UK and France have more Communicable, maternal, prenatal and nutritional conditions related deaths than the USA
- Germany, UK, France, and Canada have more cancer related deaths than the USA
- UK, Germany, France, Canada, and Russia all have higher breast cancer related deaths than the USA
- UK, Germany, and France have more ovarian cancer related deaths than the USA
- UK, France, Germany, and Canada have more prostate related deaths than the USA
- THE THREE COUNTRIES WITH SINGLE PAYER SYSTEM HEALTH CARE – CANADA, DENMARK, AND SWEDEN:
- HAVE HIGHER PROSTATE RELATED DEATHS THAN USA
- TWO HAVE HIGHER OVARIAN CANCER RELATED DEATHS THAN USA
- ALL THREE HAVE HIGHER BREAST CANCER RELATED DEATHS THAN USA
- ALL THREE HAVE HIGHER CANCER RELATED DEATHS THAN USA
Why did I choose these diseases?
All these diseases require extensive tests and lab work ups, expensive major surgeries, long term hospital and outpatient care after surgery, and expensive medicines. These diseases also have a chance of recurrence requiring repeating the expensive medical processes mentioned before.
Chronic and long term care diseases are what drive the cost of medical care. Treating a cold or flu is cheaper than treating cancer.
The only way to save money is to deny people afflicted with cancer the needed but expensive tests and treatments.
Many proponents of single payer and government funded health care always say that the USA health care system is inferior to these countries.
Why do UK, France, Canada, Denmark, Sweden and Germany have more cancer deaths than USA?
THE NUMBERS DO NOT LIE.
SINGLE PAYER = MORE DEATH