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swervin August 3rd, 2015 1:22am

Is the U.S. Healthcare system the "least effective" healthcare system in the entire world?

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Think Lovin Life
08/03/15 1:13 am

MrO's trying to make it so!

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smithy0013
08/03/15 12:07 am

Of course not. Among developed nations possibly it's debatable. But if much rather rely on our healthcare state than Somalia's

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gow488 Korea
08/02/15 8:43 pm

Not even close but it could be better

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Odysseus We All Need A Fantasy
08/02/15 7:18 pm

No, not least effective but probably least efficient.

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Ebola1 Florida
08/02/15 7:17 pm

That statement is laughable!

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swervin Maryland
08/02/15 9:41 pm

True true. It was not my statement, I was just spreading the insanity.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
08/02/15 7:14 pm

No. Just unnecessarily expensive.

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Maj Worth Economist
08/02/15 7:24 pm

Practicality for dollar, we're not getting what we pay for.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
08/02/15 7:42 pm

Too many hands in the middle.

Maj Worth Economist
08/02/15 7:51 pm

Too little competition! When you can't see the prices on the menu, they can charge anything and get away with it. Did you read the Time article, Bitter Pill? Geez.

FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
08/02/15 6:43 pm

I can think of a lot of countries worse off than ours. I do think our lawsuit friendly country makes doctors too cautious and order unnecessary tests driving costs up. Every gets an antibiotic and an ultrasound when all they had were allergies.

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FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
08/02/15 6:44 pm

*everyone.

In Europe, antibiotics aren't given out at the rate they are here. I personally prescribe (pun intended) to that model of health, rest and let your immune system do its job (assuming you don't have an underlying illness).

swervin Maryland
08/02/15 7:05 pm

That would be the problems of lawyers, not of the healthcare system itself. I hate that they need insurance that is through the roof just because malpractice suits are so common.

FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
08/02/15 8:08 pm

For me I see it as a vicious cycle. Lawyers doctors and insurance are all connected. One feeding the next. In some areas docs don't carry malpractice insurance bc it's too expensive.

swervin Maryland
08/02/15 6:35 pm

I got ignored by the person who made this outrageous claim. For those interested, the user is Sailingaround. Apparently, when you prove someone wrong, there first course of action is to ignore you.

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Nik
08/02/15 6:41 pm

I saw that conversation, I don't know why you would be ignored for telling the truth and following it up with proof.

swervin Maryland
08/02/15 6:56 pm

Because people have agendas they like to push. When something comes along that challenges that agenda, it's easier to ignore the person than fight them. That way, the next time they post a poll, they can push it unopposed.

Nik
08/02/15 7:00 pm

Yes I agree, well he hasn't put me on ignore... Yet, I do love facts and data!

Maj Worth Economist
08/02/15 7:54 pm

You didn't prove that user wrong. You brought up a flaw in the study that was referenced in multiple articles, and that should have been acknowledged. But it's not proof that the assertion is actually incorrect; it's a call for more information.

swervin Maryland
08/02/15 9:38 pm

The U.S. Has the worst healthcare system in the world. *looks at links* the U.S. is ranked 11th amongst 11 countries survived. Hey, it says they only investigated 11 countries, your poll is wrong. *ignored*

swervin Maryland
08/02/15 9:40 pm

Do I really need to show prove that the U.S. has better healthcare than Syria or The Congo. I will if you really want me to.

Maj Worth Economist
08/02/15 9:47 pm

You should at least state that in your refutation, yes. 😉

swervin Maryland
08/02/15 10:45 pm

www.who.int/healthinfo/paper30.pdf a little old, but unless we have slipped up majorly, we are far from the worst.

Maj Worth Economist
08/02/15 10:56 pm

And, BOOM! Perfect refutation. That's gorgeous. Can I admit that it's depressing that Saudi Arabia and Oman do better than we do? Or Greece? Or Colombia? I mean, come on, USA.

swervin Maryland
08/02/15 11:00 pm

Saudi Arabia has more money than they know what to do with. Oil is king. As far as Greece, this was quite a while ago, I doubt they are up there anymore, especially with their economy the way it is.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
08/02/15 6:30 pm

No, but compared to comparable, industrialized nations, it fairs very poorly.

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Ebola1 Florida
08/02/15 7:16 pm

No so, we lead the world in cancer treatment and outcomes. You have to look at those WHO statistics very carefully and examine how they were derived to see that we are not as bad as as they portray.