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Originally posted by mikerussellus
Here it is folks, not sure how to link this, but I'll do the best I can.
Are they THAT afraid of the truth?
[edit on 28-8-2009 by mikerussellus]
Maybe it is because the ad is full of lies and misinformation. Every quote comes from a Rupert Murdock owned magazine. Now why might that make me suspicious of these quotes?
Originally posted by DieterDengler
reply to post by Schaden
The Dick Morris agency produces the highest priced PR in the world. What it means is that the people who paid for the ad and extras paid more than any other company on Earth charges. This is not a reflection of any personal belief of DM, this is a reflection of who is willing to pay that much.
Originally posted by Gordi The Drummer
I was interested in one of the arguments against the healthcare reforms, that the system couldn't possibly cope with the extra 50 million patients who would suddenly need to be treated?
There is an OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development) database, which records among other things, the number of physicians / nursing staff / hospital beds etc and displays this information in a table of data, adjusted to show thoses numbers per head of population. (I'll include a link below.)
It makes very interesting reading, and if you look at the data for the US, in comparison with other nations...
In 2007 the USA had 2.43 physicians per 1000 head of population.
Canada had 2.18 per 1000, Mexico 1.96 per 1000, and UK 2.48 per 1000.
USA had 10.57 nurses per 1000 population.
Canada had 9.02, Mexico 2.35, and UK 10.02.
USA had 3.1 Hospital Beds per 1000 pop.
Canada 3.8 (in year 2000), Mexico 1.7, and UK 3.4.
USA Also had 25.9 MRI Units per million population,
Canada had 6.7, Mexico 1.5, and UK 8.2 (estimated) per million.
USA had 34.3 CT Scanners per million population.
Canada had 12.7, Mexico 4, and UK 4.5 (estimate from 2000).
Link to Source data on OECD website
From those stats, I can't see how anyone could argue that the healthcare system couldn't cope with the whole population having access?