Among the many lies spewed by the Obamunists and the liberals perhaps the most perverse is the same one that’s promoted by the equally leftist World Health Organization (WHO).
The WHO claims that the US health care is ranked number 37 in the world.
Nothing can be furtheer fromt he truth. US Healthcare is overall, the best in the world, and it is that by order of magnitudes , compared to any other similarly sized nation .
Here are the chief points used by the WHO to continue to promote their bull shit.
1) Infant Mortality Rate. The WHO claims that US infant mortality rate is among the highest for developed nations. That’s the first in a a long list of bold faced lies that we will expose. I posted at length on that one here
2) Average Life Expectancy There is no way to calculate what effect health care has on the average life expectancy in any country using the WHO matrix. The reason for that is becasue the WHO also, conveniently, ads death from non natural causes into its calculations.
The US ranks number one in car accident fatalities worldwide.
In no other country in the world is driving a car as affordable as in the US that’s why we have more drivers and more driver miles per year that any other country and that’s why we have more accidents. Also compared to say Germany our Driver License tests are a joke. Should we reform health-care for that reason?
The WHO also factors combat KIA in their life expectancy formula.
That’s really a despicable move considering that our trauma medicine, especially for combat wounds has reached levels undreamed of, much less matched, in any other country in the world. US Military men and women are now able to survive wounds that would have been fatal just 10 or even 5 years prior to the Iraq war! Should we reform all that and revert to what we had before?
Lets get tot the nitty gritty of health care. Here is the reality of survival rates for the most common cancers and heart disease in the US vs Europe and Canada, the two health care systems that the Obamunists so often tout!
Overall Cancer Survival
As the chart below shows Europe’s survival rates are much lower than in the US, where 66.3 per cent of men and 62.9 per cent of women survive for five years, compared with 47.3 per cent of European men and 55.8 per cent of women. Source
Overall, five-year relative breast cancer survival was higher in North America at 80% or greater compared with Europe, where survival was mostly in the 70% to 79% range. Source
While the overall five-year survival for colon cancer in America is 62%, it’s 43% in Europe. Source
Bladder, Prostate, Uterine, Lung, Thyroid, and Malignant Melanoma
The World Health Organization themselves and the British medical journal Lancet, admit that five-year survival rates for 13 of 16 types of cancer (including bladder, prostate, breast, uterine, lung, thyroid, and malignant melanoma) are consistently higher for patients in the United States than for Europeans. These figures report statistics for all Americans, not only those with private insurance.
“British citizens suffering from lung cancer are half as likely to survive for five years compared with Americans diagnosed with the disease.”
The American survival rate for leukemia is almost 50% while the European rate is significantly lower, just 35%. Esophageal carcinoma is often deadly, but compared with their European counterparts, American patients are more than twice as likely to survive the disease for five years. Source
Hear disease and treatment
“Mortality data for 23 105 US and 2898 Canadian patients enrolled in GUSTO-I were obtained from national mortality databases. Median follow-up was 5.46 years in the US and 5.33 years in the Canadian cohort. Five-year mortality rate was 19.6% among US and 21.4% among Canadian patients (P=0.02). After baseline adjustment, enrollment in Canada was associated with a higher hazard of death (1.17; 95% confidence interval, 1.07 to 1.28, P=0.001). Revascularization rates during the index hospitalization in the United States were almost 3 times those in Canada: 30.5% versus 11.4% for angioplasty and 13.1% versus 4.0% for bypass surgery (P<0.01 for both). After accounting for revascularization status as a time-dependent covariate, country was no longer a significant predictor of long-term mortality. These results were confirmed in a propensity-matched analysis.
-Our results suggest, for the first time, that the more conservative pattern of care with regard to early revascularization in Canada for ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction may have a detrimental effect on long-term survival. Our results have important policy implications for cardiac care in countries and healthcare systems wherein use of invasive procedures is similarly conservative.” Source
The reasons that the WHO rank US health care so low has little or nothing to do with actual health care but only with the propagation of dictatorial left wing agendas. The same agendas that Obama wants to promote.