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Health and Human SVCs Sec says Americans and dying younger than other developed countries

I was watching Fox News this morning, and they have not posted a link to the video yet, but I heard her say that Americans and dying younger than other developed countries as a way to get support for Obama’s healthcare.  So I decided to look up statistics, to see if this is true.  Needless to say, it isn’t.  Here is a link to a map of life expectency estimates from the CIA World Factbook. 

Life expectancy estimates. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Life_Expectancy_2008_Estimates_CIA_World_Factbook.png

 

We are just about even with Canada, most of Europe, Australia, and Japan.  I then went to the Heritage Foundation which posts stats on mortality rates in countries with socialized medicine for cancers, and other diseases.

Heritage Foundation

 

http://www.ask.com/bar?q=do+US+citizens+die+earlier+than+in+other+developed+countries&page=2&qsrc=0&ab=5&u=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.heritage.org%2F2009%2F03%2F25%2F10-surprising-facts-about-american-health-care%2F

 

Personal Note:

 

I don’t understand why they have to rush everything through–yes I do–Working, tax paying Americans will get a whiff of the costs and come out against it.  I wish they would stop trying to sneak things past us and stop cramming bad laws and huge spending down our throats.  We are headed toward bankruptcy within the next year or two if this continues.  America, please wake up. 

Here are a few of the facts:  Please go to the link to read the rest of them. 

Fact No. 1: Americans have better survival rates than Europeans for common cancers. Breast cancer mortality is 52 percent higher in Germany than in the United States, and 88 percent higher in the United Kingdom. Prostate cancer mortality is 604 percent higher in the U.K. and 457 percent higher in Norway. The mortality rate for colorectal cancer among British men and women is about 40 percent higher.

Fact No. 2: Americans have lower cancer mortality rates than Canadians. Breast cancer mortality is 9 percent higher, prostate cancer is 184 percent higher and colon cancer mortality among men is about 10 percent higher than in the United States.

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