Re: Property rights.

From: BillK (
Date: Sun Apr 20 2008 - 02:03:03 MDT

On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 8:10 AM, J. Andrew Rogers wrote:
> As for healthcare, I would make the observation while the last major
> industrialized country with a quasi-private system standing is the United
> States, the United States also enjoys significantly better diagnostic
> accuracy and disease survival rates than any other industrialized country.
> As was highlighted in a recent Lancet Oncology Journal study, the average
> cancer survival rate in the United States is 20-40% higher (depending on the
> type of cancer) than in Europe and the best in the world by any absolute
> measure. Those are results that matter, since we are paying for healthcare
> results and not feel-good platitudes. Add to that the fact that the vast
> majority of medical research happens in the US disproportionate to either
> its population or GDP and everyone benefits from its marginally private
> status.

True - the US has the best treatment in health care.

Unfortunately, it also has the worst.

Large sections of the population are inadequately treated, and large
sections are over-charged for what they get, so the average pushes the
US way down the league table of health service.


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