Monday, July 06, 2009

Numbers on Health

Fascinating set of numbers here, pertinent to "health care."


37: The "health care ranking" assigned to the U.S. by the World Health Organization among the world's countries. This oft-quoted number is used to justify an overhaul of the U.S. health care system and lists countries like Italy (2), Andorra (4), Malta (5), Singapore (6), Oman (8), Portugal (12), Greece (14), the United Kingdom (18), Ireland (19), Columbia (22), Cyprus (24), Saudi Arabia (26), the UAE (27), Morocco (29), Canada (30), Chile (33), the Dominican Republic (35) and Costa Rica (36) ahead of the U.S. Considering that no U.S. citizens travel to these countries when experiencing a life-threatening situation, it's worth questioning the methods by which the WHO arrived at these rankings. Their criteria included subjective and political assessments such as "Fairness in financial contribution". Suffice it to say that the WHO's rankings are clearly fraudulent and are designed to influence U.S. policy.

That 'ranking' has always smelled bogus.

HT: Riehl


Headless Blogger said...

Give that one a Drudge siren. It deserves more than a hat tip.

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Neo-Con Tastic said...

I recall reading some of the parameters that were considered during the rankings. While reading, I continually thought to myself that none of these had any merit.

This ranking system is similar to how world organizations ranked standard of livings and political climates too. All are a total farce.

Dad29 said...

Zeus--there's a reason for the quasi-anonymity here, but I read your post--it's good stuff.

Keep it up!!