Canadian Lines For Health CareI got the following in an email today and checked snopes to see if it is legit and it seems like the article did get published.  Anyway, some interesting numbers if they are true.  Thoughts?

“A  recent “Investor’s Business Daily” article provided  very interesting statistics from a survey by the  United Nations International Health  Organization.  Percentage of men and women who survived a  cancer five years after diagnosis:

U.S.               65%

England         46%

Canada          42%

Percentage of patients diagnosed with  diabetes who received treatment within six  months:

U.S.               93%

England         15%

Canada          43%

Percentage of seniors needing hip  replacement who received it within six  months:

U.S.               90%

England         15%

Canada          43%

Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month:

U.S.               77%

England         40%

Canada          43%

Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million people:

U.S.               71

England         14

Canada          18

Percentage of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they are in “excellent  health”:

U.S.               12%

England         2%

Canada          6%

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want  “Universal Healthcare” comparable to   England or  Canada .  Moreover, it was Sen. Harry Reid who said, “Elderly  Americans must learn to accept the inconveniences of  old age.”  SHIP HIM TO CANADA OR  ENGLAND!  He is “elderly” himself but be sure to remember his  health insurance is different from yours as Congress  has their own high-end coverage!  He will never have to learn to accept “inconveniences”!!!

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AND THE WINNER IS VERY  INTERESTING!

The percentage of  each past president’s cabinet who had worked in the  private business sector prior to their appointment to  the cabinet.  You know what the private business  sector is… a real life business, not a government  job.  Here are the percentages.

T.  Roosevelt……..   38%

Taft…………………40%

Wilson  …………….52%

Harding………………49%

Coolidge…………..   48%

Hoover…………….. 42%

F.  Roosevelt………   50%

Truman………………50%

Eisenhower………..  57%

Kennedy…………..   30%

Johnson……………..47%

Nixon……………….   53%

Ford…………………  42%

Carter………………   32%

Reagan……………….56%

GH  Bush…………….. 51%

Clinton    …………….. 39%

GW Bush…………….  55%

And the winner of the Chicken Dinner  is:

Obama…………….  8%  !!!

Yep!   That’s right!  Only Eight Percent!!!..the least by far  of the last 19 presidents!!  And these people  are trying to tell our big corporations how to run  their business?  They know what’s best for  GM…Chrysler… Wall Street… and you and me?

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