Zombie arguments defending the US healthcare system

There’s a new Commonwealth Study that ranks the US pretty poorly. Nothing new there. Nothing new to some of ways that people defend the US. So let’s dispense with them in rapid fashion.

1) Survival rates shouldn’t be used to defend the US. I could link to the many posts I’ve done on this, but now I’ve got a video. So here it is:

2) Infant mortality differences aren’t because of different measurements. I covered that here.

3) It’s fun, perhaps, to point out anecdotal evidence of England neglecting patients, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t beat us in quality metrics in some areas. Here’s a video on the NHS:

If you want to argue the US is awesome isn’t as bad as advertised, go ahead, I suppose. But don’t use these arguments. They’re zombies.



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