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Healthcare: USA ranked 37th in world. Time for a revolution.

According to Steve Hilton “it’s time for a revolution, to take on the corruption in the healthcare industry” and I agree.

Take the time to watch these three videos on the corruption in the healthcare industry, pharmaceutical and hospitals and how politics, politicians and government have an effect on it. It’ll make your stomach turn.

It’s time to get the lobbyists politicians and campaign contributions out of the healthcare industry and let the free market truly work.

Following the videos are sum stats and good articles.

“The real reason we’re in this mess on health care is because it costs too much.” Swamp Watch: Health care and pharmaceuticals 

“Health care is not a fair market, it’s a rigged market” Swamp Watch: Hospitals 

“Americans are being poorly served by health insurers” Swamp Watch: Health insurance companies 

The 16 countries with the world’s best healthcare systems

“World Health Organization Assesses the World’s Health Systems

The World Health Organization has carried out the first ever analysis of the world’s health systems. Using five performance indicators to measure health systems in 191 member states, it finds that France provides the best overall health care followed among major countries by Italy, Spain, Oman, Austria and Japan.

The findings are published today, 21 June, in The World Health Report 2000 – Health systems: Improving performance*.

*Copies of the Report can be ordered from bookorders@who.ch.

The U.S. health system spends a higher portion of its gross domestic product than any other country but ranks 37 out of 191 countries according to its performance, the report finds. The United Kingdom, which spends just six percent of GDP on health services, ranks 18 th . Several small countries – San Marino, Andorra, Malta and Singapore are rated close behind second- placed Italy.” More here.> World Health Organization Assesses the World’s Health Systems

“Neither Canada nor Japan cracked the top 10, and the United States finished a dismal 35th, according to a much anticipated ranking of healthcare quality in 195 countries, released Friday.

Among nations with more than a million souls, top honours for 2015 went to Switzerland, followed by Sweden and Norway, though the  gold standard remains tiny Andorra, a postage stamp of a country nestled between Spain (No. 8) and France (No. 15).

Iceland (No. 2), Australia (No. 6), Finland (No. 7), the Netherlands (No. 9) and financial and banking centre Luxembourg rounded out the first 10 finishers, according to a comprehensive study published in the medical journal The Lancet.

Of the 20 countries heading up the list, all but Australia and Japan (No. 11) are in western Europe, where virtually every nation boasts some form of .

The United States—where a Republican Congress wants to peel back reforms that gave millions of people access to health insurance for the first time—ranked below Britain, which placed 30th.” More here.> Which countries have the best healthcare?

“A comparison of health systems in 11 wealthy nations has found the US falling short by multiple measures, while the UK’s National Health Service leads in several categories.

“We measured performance quality across five domains, and the USA fell short in all five,” says Eric Schneider of the Commonwealth Fund think tank in Washington DC. The domains were ease of access to healthcare, how equal access is to people of different incomes, administrative efficiency, how well the care process works for people who use it, and how good the health outcomes are.” More here.> US ranked worst healthcare system, while the NHS is the best

Excerpts from a excellent article, link to full article follows. An Interview With Medical Historian James Mohr

Q. Is government involvement in health care un-American?

“A. There is a long American tradition of public responsibility for health. In the 19th century, for instance, states devoted as much as 30 percent of their budgets to public mental health care. And when it became clear that vaccination actually worked against smallpox, state after state created labs to provide vaccines free of charge to citizens. So to say it’s un-American is profoundly wrongheaded.

Is the current system broken?

It can’t be sustained as it is right now if we care about the public’s overall health. We can’t afford it. The World Health Organization ranks the U.S. 38th in health-care quality, below Dominica and Costa Rica and above Slovenia and Cuba. Meanwhile, per capita we’re spending half again as much as our nearest competitor.

What’s the key problem?

Nowhere else are doctors paid the way they are here, or allowed to have such absolute autonomy. Decisions made in the 19th century created an occupation that almost guarantees a handsome income and high status, but offered few incentives to be rigorous about internal discipline: It’s still almost impossible to lose a medical license. As a result, medical mistake rates are stupefying: Hundreds of thousands of Americans die annually from medical errors.”

How do we fix it?

“Doctors have a vested interest in you getting sick. They are paid to get you better—and generally the more that costs the more they make. We need to change that incentive. If doctors were salaried—and we can afford handsome salaries—to maintain people’s health in the most effective, not most expensive, manner, we would have a far better structure. Around the country there are plenty of small practices and some big ones that do that and work very well indeed.

What’s the biggest worry?

No change. Making no progress. We won’t revolutionize the system overnight. Change will be incremental on myriad fronts. But we have to be world leaders instead of lagging. We have to find ways to combine what is positive and unique about our system while eliminating the historical anomalies that make it unsustainable.” More here.> What’s Wrong With American Healthcare?

World Health Statistics

WHO’s annual World Health Statistics reports present the most recent health statistics for the WHO Member States.

All reports are available for download in Adobe PDF and excel when applicable.> DOWNLOAD THE REPORTS

AS always God bless America and you.

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Sick to death of the politics of healthcare.

I’m so sick of the politics, hysteria, hypocrisy from the left and the right about this.
The Republicans screwed up by not having something ready to go after bitching about it for all theses years. They said they tried but Harry Reid blocked it all the way and I for one believed them and I’m sure he did. Sure Obama would have never signed anything they did but they should of had something ready to go.

Ted Cruz was my guy but once Mr Trump was the nominee I supported and voted for him. The more I watch and learn about him the more I support him. I truly believe he loves this country and wants what’s best for it and is willing to do what it takes. Anyone with just a little common sense or objectivity could see this. I didn’t like or vote for Obama but when he became the president I was willing to wait and see how he did thinking maybe he wouldn’t be that bad. Boy, was I wrong. Once I saw what he was doing and how he was governing I was not willing any more to give him the benefit of the doubt. The damage that man did to this country will take years to fix and it appears he’s still working on it behind the scenes but that’s another story. Eventually we will get things cleaned up. Nonetheless we made it through and we did it right and we voted to make a change. Now we have to do the same thing again. That’s how it works folks and it doesn’t happen overnight.

President Trump has always said he wanted it to be a smooth transition of Healthcare. So doing it in stages like they are talking about makes sense. I believe the CBO does have it wrong. They got it wrong on Obama care, why would they all of a sudden get it right now. The dems forced this crap on us, didn’t even try to work with anyone on it and to say they lied about would be a understatement. Pelosi,(“We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it”) and Schumer are a joke and just like the rest of left their hypocrisy knows no bounds.

Pelosi’s ObamaCare tweet gets unintended response

Bill O’Reilly | How the ObamaCare brawl affects you

BREAKING TONIGHT 3/14/17 Speaker Ryan: This is the replacement bill we all ran on

THE O’REILLY FACTOR 3/14/17 The continued debate over replacing ObamaCare

I don’t know, go figure. I do know this stuff is crazy and there is no way you’re going to get the straight story from the “Lamestream Media”. Hopefully after President Trump gets things done and he continues to keep his promises like none of the other politicians have done and “Make America Great Again” we can get back to the way things are supposed to be and the government will get out of our business and just do what they are hired to do.

Let’s give it and the President a chance, it hasn’t even been 60 days yet. Get a grip people.

God bless America and you.

What the "Lame Stream Media" isn’t reporting and a must see movie.

First off ,a must see movie.

Went to see the movie “Obama 2016” last Friday.

It was amazing! Anyone capable of reason should go and see it whether someone supports Obama or not it’s a must see!

There where a lot of people at the showing at 7P.M., people even brought their kids and they where very quiet threw the movie and where watching it. I’d say the kids where in the 9-10-13 year range.

There was a good mix of people, seniors, 20’s, 30’s, I would honestly say all age ranges.

The theater personal where counting heads after the movie and one was over heard saying, “there was a lot of people in there”.

Whether someone supports Obama or not if you truly love America you should see it and if you truly do love America it will scar the crap out of you what a second term would do to this country.

We should be demanding Obama unseals all his records and his past instead of Romney’s taxes and every other thing under the sun to distract from Obama’s record. Put it back on him.

PS,
Get there on time.
I wanted to miss all the trailers and advertisements before the movie.
Should have known better.
It started at 7:10 P.M. I got there at 7:25 and the movie had started about 10 minutes before.

2016 the movie.com Home Page.

Now Playing List.

From CP U.S. Exclusive Interview with Author and Filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza

Next up current stories the “Lame Stream Media” is not reporting and then some you might have missed.

So It Begins: Obama Lies, Claims Romney-Ryan Will Raise Your Taxes

See video on link,
The Speech That Got People Talking About Paul Ryan for Vice President

Paul Ryan Didn’t Gut Medicare, Barack Obama Did

See video on link,
Krauthammer: Paul Ryan Has That Reagan Quality

See video on link,
Before It Was ‘Radical’, President Obama Hailed Rep. Ryan’s ‘Roadmap’ As an ‘Entirely Legitimate Proposal’

From the former Clinton WH chief of staff.
See video on link,
Erskine Bowles: Ryan budget is “sensible…honest, serious”

See video on link,
Bill Clinton And Paul Ryan Talking Medicare On Hot Mic

Obama fights ban on indefinite detention of Americans

Pro-Family Supporters Targeted For Government Detention

Some you may have missed.
See video on link,
Flashback: Paul Ryan Laughs at Debbie Wasserman Schultz During CNN Battle

See video on link,
DNC Chair Plays Dumb On Obama SuperPAC

Wait,what?
FTA;
“The rotten apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Moochers, looters and destroyers.”
DNC CHAIR DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ PARENTS OFF TO JAIL FOR CORRUPTION

Obama Campaign Officials Ban Journalists From Interviewing Voters At Rally

Open Doors To Stolen Elections
FTA:
“Why would the administration and the Department of Justice not cooperate in cleaning up the voter registration problems across the country? Why would they intentionally make it more difficult to tabulate votes from our military personnel? Why would they block efforts to ensure fair, legitimate, and accurate elections and instead facilitate voter fraud? There can only be one logical answer: because they lose flexibility in election results, and theirs is “The Chicago Way.”

Gotta love those Democrats.

Governor Derides Constituents As “Racist” And “Rednecks”
FTA:
“In defense of yet another government-mandated public education campaign, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer blamed its necessity on the state’s redneck population. You read that right; he claims the Treasure State is completely overrun by racist rednecks.
Effectively writing off any adult in the state, Schweitzer said his education act, Indian Education for All, was the only chance to prevent a never-ending succession of racist Montanans.”

Did Senator Obama dodge taxes on a $400,000 gift from Tony Rezko?
FTA:
Last February, a website focused on Chicago corruption reported that a former business partner of Tony Rezko gave Rezko $400K that Rezko gave to then Senator Barack Obama.
The accusation relied on information provided by the star witness in a Chicago corruption case dating back to the early 1990’s:”

More government I tell you,I want more government run programs./s

An Explosive Case Against The TSA
FTA:
“Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners allowed a woman who tested positive for explosives to slip by them Sunday morning at Newark Liberty International Airport, before creating another explosive situation among waiting passengers.
It was reported that at about 8:45am, the woman slipped through the TSA checkpoint at the airport’s Terminal C before she had been fully screened. By the time the airport was put on lock-down, the woman had already landed on a flight to Cleveland, Ohio, and at last report, she has still not been found by the authorities.”

This is nut’s!!

See video on link,
Is The US Military Preparing To Quell The Tea Party?
FTA:
“This video discusses a crazy proposal by a former army Colonel to quell a Tea Party insurrection. Is the Tea Party really a military threat? Will this movement embrace lawlessness like Occupy Wall Street?”

See video on link,
The Scandal That Ends The Obama Presidency
FTA:
“Ironically, we can thank in part Harry Reid, Barack Obama’s left-hand man, for all this.”

How The US Government Just Increased the Cost of Everything
FTA:
“President Obama recently signed the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act” into law. This act made sweeping changes to the laws governing transportation in the United States and committed $105 Billion taxpayer dollars to union labor projects across the United States. The bill also included provisions to maintain artificially low interest rates on student loans.
One almost unnoticed portion of the bill will put up to seventeen thousand small businesses out of business within the year and will raise the cost of almost every good bought or sold in the United States. Section 32918 of the bill raises the bond requirements for freight brokers and forwarders from $10,000 to $75,000.”

Here are some new sites I came across,check them out.

The Right Planet.com Conservative Thought Unchained

Fore Liberty

Obama Isn’t Working.
Obama Isn’t Working.Blogs

Check out the video on the site,
The President’s $8 Billion Coincidence”
Did You Know Online.com

MARINE CORPS WEB LOG

Americans for Tax Reform
And when your there check out,
Full List of Obamacare Tax Hikes: Listed by Size of Tax Hike

One more in case you missed it,

White House to blacks: We reduced crack cocaine penalties
FTA:
“President Obama’s top aide, Valerie Jarrett, reportedly boasted to the black community that the administration sharply reduced the sentencing disparity for possession of crack cocaine instead of powder.”

Don’t forget about this one,

The Daily Caller Gun Giveaway

GOD bless America and you.

Morning headlines and Lame liberal moves.

From a Blogger friend;

Nancy Pelosi’s Lame Duck House Passed Dream Act 216 to 198
In an act equivalent of spraying graffiti on the walls of Congress before they remove all of the “R’s” from Congressional computer keyboards, 216 disgruntle Democrat traitors to America of the House of Representatives passed the Dream Act.
Nancy Pelosi’s Lame Duck House Passed Dream

House Approves Controversial DREAM Act
With the final days of the 111th Congress winding down, Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill bet on a last-ditch showdown over immigration reform Wednesday evening as the House of Representatives narrowly approved the DREAM Act — the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010.
House Approves Controversial DREAM Act

DREAM or Nightmare? Immigration Bill Clears House, but Appears Doomed
WASHINGTON — Less than 24 hours after the House carved out a path to legalization for hundreds of thousands of foreign-born youngsters brought to this country illegally, their hopes of legal status are likely to be dashed in the Senate.
DREAM or Nightmare? Immigration Bill Clears House

Unhappy Dems Say Tax Cut Bill Likely to Pass
WASHINGTON — Slowly, painfully and reluctantly, congressional

Democrats are slogging their way toward acceptance of President Barack Obama’s tax cut compromise, which would let rich and poor Americans keep Bush-era tax cuts that were scheduled to expire this month.
Unhappy Dems Say Tax Cut Bill Likely to Pass

Dems Play Let’s Make a Deal on Tax Cuts Plan
The framework of the package seems likely to remain intact, but lawmakers and lobbyists were trying to attach favored provisions into what is likely to be one of the biggest bills to pass the lame duck Congress. Potential additions include a grant program for clean-energy projects that expires at the end of this year.
Dems Play Let’s Make a Deal

Liberals Try to Prevent Pelosi From Bringing Tax Bill to the Floor
Fox has learned that Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Jim McDermott (D-WA) and Jay Inslee (D-WA) are crafting a letter to share with the House Democratic Caucus that would try to prevent the Speaker from bringing the tax bill to the floor.

They hope to get 60 signatures on their letter (which is still being drafted) and then force a vote in the caucus. DeFazio says he thinks that if a majority of House Democrats are against this compromise, they shouldn’t bring it to the floor.
Liberals Try to Prevent Pelosi From Bringing Tax Bill to the Floor

Liberal Scream-fest; Alan Grayson Gets Hammered on MSNBC

Why don’t they just go silently into the night?

Liberal Scream-fest; Alan Grayson Gets Hammered on MSNBC

Crybaby Obama Throws Bombs Left And Right
President Obama flailed about during his press conference yesterday, lashing out at Republicans as “hostage takers” and at his rebellious Leftist base as “sanctimonious purists”. While throwing around enough rhetorical bombs to blow up Washington metaphorically speaking for his own failings, this crybaby narcissist did not even take a minute to remember those who perished at the hands of the Japanese bombers on Pearl Harbor Day.
Crybaby Obama Throws Bombs Left And Right

Salvation Army Bells Deemed Offensive
Giant, a prominent Washington DC area supermarket chain, has curtailed the number of days that the Salvation Army will be permitted to solicit donations this Christmas season outside of the grocery retailer’s locations.

In a number of media reports, it was claimed that the bells were offensive and irritating to a number of shoppers.
Salvation Army Bells Deemed Offensive

Look to Canada to see why Obamacare must be repealed
If you want to know what life under Obamacare will be like in the very near future, then I recommend a visit to Canada. Due to government rationing, healthcare in Canada has all but imploded since the institution of a universal single-payer system back in 1984. Since 1984 (an fitting date, if ever the was one) Canada has been one of only three countries in the world where private healthcare is illegal. The other two are North Korea and Cuba, in case you’re wondering.
Look to Canada to see why Obamacare must be repealed

Will Pigford vindicate Andrew Breitbart?

This summer Andrew Breitbart, publisher of a number of conservative news sites, found himself in the throes of a media scandal of dramatic proportions — and one which he later discovered went far deeper than a mere contextual snafu.
Will Pigford vindicate Andrew Breitbart?

The WikiLeaks Vindication of George W. Bush
The WikiLeaks de facto declassification of privileged material makes it case closed: Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction — and intended to restart his program once the heat was off.
Vindication of George W. Bush

University bans marijuana advocacy group, religious organization while atheists, pro-choice groups receive funding

A marijuana advocacy group at Northern Illinois University could be effectively banned from the school’s campus, opening up the potential for a First Amendment case against the institute of higher learning. And like smoking weed itself, the case is bringing together several odd coalitions, as questions are being raised about the school’s definition of student organization, which appears to cover pro-choice and antiwar groups but not religious-tolerance organizations and pro-marijuana legalization advocates.
University bans marijuana advocacy group, religious organization while atheists,

Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Arizona Immigration Law — The One Signed by Former Gov. Janet Napolitano
(CNSNews.com) – Arizona’s Republican Gov. Jan Brewer came to the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to hear arguments on an Arizona immigration law signed in 2007 by then-Arizona Gov. Janet Napalitano, a Democrat.
Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Arizona Immigration Law

Liberalism at it’s best.

Southern Poverty Law Center ‘Despicable’ for Naming Conservative Organizations ‘Hate Groups’
(CNSNews.com) – Former Attorney General Edwin Meese says it is “despicable” for the Southern Poverty Law Center to classify the Family Research Council and a dozen other top conservative organizations as “hate groups” similar to the Ku Klux Klan.
Southern Poverty Law Center ‘Despicable’

Have a great day.

GOD bless America and you.