June 6, 2007

RIDDLE US THIS... (via Luciferous):

462,000 DEATHS CAUSED BY NHS (Natalie Walker, 6/06/07, Daily Record)

POOR NHS treatment has led to almost half a million Scots dying in the last 30 years, a new study has revealed.

Doctors at Glasgow University found that between 1974 and 2003, a total of 462,000 people died in Scotland as a result of health service failings

It means Scotland has one of the highest avoidable death rates in western Europe.

So, if the Left insists that 4,000 deaths is reason to get out of Iraq, why does it want to get into National Health with a death rate 100 times higher?

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 6, 2007 11:37 AM

I'll say Israel.

Posted by: AC at June 6, 2007 11:49 AM

why does it want to get into National Health with a death rate 100 times higher?

To keep health care cost down. Less patients, less burden on the health care system, no?

Posted by: ic at June 6, 2007 12:27 PM

Actually, if it's over 30 years...and our involvement in Iraq is only 1/8 of that time, then the death rate is 16 times higher.

Still, it's a puzzlement.

Save the Scots!

Posted by: Brian McKim at June 6, 2007 1:36 PM

You can't be serious!

You see, the elite *feel good* about implementing a nationalized health program because they get to stick it to those evil corporations that benefit from sickness. However, they don't feel good when we fight wars because, obviously, such wars are always fought just to benefit those same evil corporations.

Whether private entities actually provide better health care or whether they actually help us defend the nation isn't nearly as important as whether the elite feel all ducky about themselves and in control of people like you.

There, does that clear it up for you?

Posted by: Wildmonk at June 6, 2007 1:59 PM

Except there are 300 million Americans and how many Scots?

Posted by: oj at June 6, 2007 5:05 PM

Donna know, but they're fewer everyday.

Posted by: erp at June 6, 2007 6:10 PM