Wednesday, March 17, 2010

What Are We Trying To Fix?

A recent "Investor's Business Daily" article provided very interesting statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization.

Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:
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 months:
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 health":
U.S. 12%, England 2%, Canada 6%

The United States is first in all of these categories because England and Canada have Government run health care which cannot attract more doctors, or pay for replacement of worn out or outdated equipment

Congress is, at this very moment, planning to shove through the "Obama" Healthcare Bill which will screw everyone in America.

In addition, they are saying that an 80% public opposition to the bill is because we are too stupid to understand what a wonderful thing they doing for us.

Obama and Congress are so intent on enacting this farce that they will shred what is left of our Constitution and destroy America as we have know it! They are using the "Slaughter Rule" to slaughter the Constitution

They claim that Medicare will not be negatively impacted. However,they are taking $500,000,000 fdirectly from Medicare and on March 1, 2010, Congress allowed a 21% reduction in the payments to your doctor to take affect. Already, thousands of Doctors have dropped all Medicare patients or greatly curtailed the number of Medicare patients that they service.

Don't blame the doctors. Medicare payments were already much lower than the fees paid by other patients.

We have heard of several Medicare patients that have had surgeries cancelled because the surgeons will not endure an other 21% reduction in their fees.

An ugly little secret is that Medicare and Medicaid have worked because they are being subsidized by the insured patients. All of the costs of running a doctors office, a radiology lab, etc.. are paid through insurance premiums.

The health care plan that Obama is pushing will guarantee that private insurance companies will be put out of business, thus "forcing" the need for a Government plan.

The United States is, by every standard, bankrupt. Adding the cost of this plan to our current debt will according to most economists, destroy the economy.

Some statements from the administration give clues as to where this will be going:
"50% of Medicare goes to those in the last 5 years of life---We have to do something about that" The bill sets-up a panel to do just that! Death squad, anyone?

"Children with birth 'defects' are an unnecessary drain on the health care." Does that mean forced abortions? Probably!

Just as Congress got around the Constitution by claiming that they were regulating interstate commerce, this bill will allow the government to regulate every aspect of your life as a health or health cost issue.

And the biggest lie of all--"It will cut premiums!"
Unlike the Government, insurance companies cannot print money, every dime that they spend has to come from the customer. Cutting costs while mandaing Preexisting condition coverage, and other consitions to be covered, you have got to be kidding.

If you listen the hate monger in the White House, you will get the idea that some "preexisting" aren't covered because the insurance companies are 'EVIL'.

They don't cover preexisting conditions so that they can keep the costs down for their customers. Some year ago, the district of Columbia mandated that patients with AIDS had to be excepted by heath insurers. Several insurance companies dropped Dc customer and refused to sell their services in DC. Those that stayed increased premiums by $100/months/person.

Everyone pays for it!

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JDW said...

Hate Monger in the White House?

You are being kind!

Anonymous said...

I saw Obama on Fox News this afternoon.

What a joke this empty suit is!

He shuffled and jived to side step every question.

I've seen third graders better suited to be Preesident!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading your commentary today. It is clear to me that Obama is all about control. He wants the government to control every facet of our daily lives. I heard it mentioned by a CEO that the 30,000,000 could be added with pre-existing conditions for approximately $100,000,000,000. This is a lot smaller than 2 trillion dollars. It would take a combined effort by all the health insurance companies. We need Health Care Reform but don't bankrupt the country. It is time to rewrite the bill and get it right.

Gee said...

That survey is fake. There's no such thing as the "United Nations International Health Organization", for starters.

Watch Dog said...

Our source was the "Commerce Business Daily" which is a very respected publication. It also appeared on the AP wire.

The "facts' fit with other reports on the same subjects

We will however,hunt down ther facts!
A fact:
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that they had to open there health care to allow out of system services because "Canada's government system was killing people"

Watch Dog said...

The data can be found in publications of the World Health Organization (WHO) which is a United Nation run enmity.

Three of the publications are "International" reports. A forth is names "World" health report.

The "fact" not found there is the number of MRI's by country.

Other search show that all three numbers are low., each nation has roughly 10 times more than indicated, however, the ratio is consistent.