- Feb 8, 2001
I think you need to drill a little deeper, little lady. It is a mixed picture for sure. I would start with the life expectancies for people at age 65. Ugh, those stats will fall off rapidly if we go to the proposed health insurance "reforms."Originally posted by: shira
Here's more data for your sorry ass:Originally posted by: PJABBER
Aaaah, shira steps back to the plate.Originally posted by: shira
Well, here's a little refutation:Originally posted by: PJABBER
So much rancor from the lefties, so little thought or research.
The clock is now ticking! :laugh:
Life expectancy by country
Per capita heath care spending by country
So, you can take all of you obfuscating, BS studies and deal with the simple fact: We spend a lot more, and people die earlier.
The CIA study is not acceptable because it lists neither the sources of data nor the statistical analyses that were employed. How can we verify the validity independently? (You must not be like Nancy Pelosi, as you trust the CIA!)
The second reference is more complex, but again it is impossible to validate the quality of the data sets they are using and, while it is a fun little programming project they try for, it is not very good for more than the most cursory understanding. They are attempting to use Wiki (!) references and the worst kind of old UN originated data, I gave up trying to trace the data sets entirely.
Unfortunately, as we try to drill deeper, the WWW site has listed the United States as the only outlier (not within the parameters of the comparison) so they themselves do not claim their presentation is a fair representation. And neither should we.
AMERICAN HEALTH STATS for the data stats they are attempting to picture. Interestingly, in most of the cases the US is doing abominably, there is an overwhelming reliance on UN studies. Who woulda thought?
That's OK, shira. I had fun playing with the second WWW site and it might be of use if we were not specifically trying to understand the U.S. specifically.
You win a for at least trying.
OECD 2009 data
1) Download the Excel file.
2) Look at the data in the category: Total health expenditure per capita, US$ PPP
3) Look at the data in the category: Life expectancy at birth, total population
Naturally, you'll want to try to discredit the OECD.
Wiki on OECD
You're such a troll.
Oh, you lose.
Bye bye, little man.
Have to run to get to a show! CYA later!
PS Keep trying. You are starting to get the hang of it!