Health is Indeed Wealth!

It’s ironic that in spite of the longer working hours in the U.S. its healthcare system pales in comparison with that of other developed countries.

Case in point: Check out this report from The Commonwealth Fund.

“Among
the six nations studied—Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, the
United Kingdom, and the United States—the U.S. ranks last, as it did in
the 2006 and 2004 editions of Mirror, Mirror. Most troubling,
the U.S. fails to achieve better health outcomes than the other
countries, and as shown in the earlier editions, the U.S. is last on
dimensions of access, patient safety, efficiency, and equity. The 2007
edition includes data from the six countries and incorporates patients’
and physicians’ survey results on care experiences and ratings on
various dimensions of care.”

So whether you like Michael Moore or not, I think it would be interesting to see his latest docu-film, SiCKO.
Yep, it’s propaganda, but there are truths in that movie that people in
the U.S. need to be aware of. How accurate is SiCKO? I don’t know, but the fact that the California Nurses Association is supporting the movie says a lot!

Election time is coming so expect
politicians to make sweet promises on healthcare.


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