Monday, June 1, 2009

How US Health Care Stacks Up

Because so many advocates of "universal health care" point towards other countries as models for our own, it's important to see exactly how the US compares with those other countries.

Investors Business Daily has a nice chart summarizing some key statistics, including survival rates for various cancers, waiting periods for treatments, and the supply of medical scanners:

Here's the related article.

As John LaPlante notes:
We certainly don't have a perfect approach to health care in this country. But we're doing some things right... We should build on what we've got right--a modicum of freedom from government control--not remove it.