Thursday 16 July 2009

More ammo in the health care debate

More from Think Progress:

"Compared with Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, the United States ranks last in all dimensions of a high performance health system: quality, access, efficiency, equity, and healthy lives. The United States currently ranks 50th out of 224 nations in life expectancy, with an average life span of 78.1 years, according to 2009 estimates from the CIA World Factbook."

50th. That means we're behind most of the civilized world. We're ahead of Latin America, Africa, Asia, some of the crappier parts of Europe, and that's about it.

And note that the two examples which the Republicans screech about -- Britain and Canada -- are still ahead of us.

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