Tuesday, January 08, 2008

We Need Universal Healthcare

We need national healthcare. We all should have the same access to healthcare as Dick Cheney (CheneyCare, as the California Nurses Association calls it). We need to get the for-profit insurance companies out of the picture, because they are killing us. Over 100,000 Americans die each year who would be alive if they lived in France, Japan or Australia.

Reuters: France best, U.S. worst in preventable death ranking

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - France, Japan and Australia rated best and the United States worst in new rankings focusing on preventable deaths due to treatable conditions in 19 leading industrialized nations, researchers said on Tuesday.

If the U.S. health care system performed as well as those of those top three countries, there would be 101,000 fewer deaths in the United States per year,
according to researchers writing in the journal Health Affairs.

dailykos: Each year, 101,000 Americans die needlessly because they're not French

dailykos: Medical Crisis: The Shape Of Things To Come

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