Category Archives: European BS

BRITS SCREWED AGAIN BY THEIR “FREE” HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

Britain’s socialized health care system is rationing care again. This time, it is denying patients access to the first new drug developed in half a century for treating lupus: Analysts may be rethinking their sales forecasts for GlaxoSmithKline’s lupus drug Benlysta after cost regulators for the National Health Service in the UK turned down funding [...]

HOW TO PRONOUNCE “EYJAFJALLAJöKULL”

The eruption of Eyjafjallajökull has the potential to put further strain on the already creaking government-run health care systems of Northern Europe, particularly Great Britain’s crumbling National Health Service. And it has already done significant economic damage. For now, however, the most pressing question surrounding the eruption of that once-obscure Icelandic volcano is how to pronounce the name of the damned thing. The [...]

REP. PAUL RYAN: OBAMA “REGIME” AIMS FOR EUROPEAN-STYLE SOCIAL WELFARE STATE

This guy needs to be at the head of the 2012 GOP presidential ticket. He’s young, smart, articulate—-and he’s right on the issues. In February, he beat Obama like a drum on health reform, and today he correctly pointed out the following: President Obama and this Congress … are putting through an agenda in this [...]

DUTCH CHICK SAYS DON’T COPY EUROPE’S MISTAKES

Eline van den Broek, founder of the European Independent Institute, explains why it’s dumb for Americans to emulate failed European health care systems: Why the hell can’t American conservatives and libertarians speak this clearly about the stupidity of government-run health care?

THE FAILURES OF GOVT-RUN HEALTH CARE

An illuminating video that should make the truth clear to the meanest intelligence: [HT AmSpecBlog]

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFIN

Two facts should give us pause as we move into the brave new world of health care reform: (1) universal heath care is fiscally unsustainable if we continue to provide care at the level expected by most Americans (2) we spend huge amounts of money on elderly and terminally ill patients. John Griffing at the American [...]

ATLAS HOLDING UP THE FACTS

Despite the ongoing effort by the ”news” media to convince the U.S. public that our health care system compares poorly to those of other developed countries, the objective data reveal a far different picture. Dr. Scott Atlas provides some facts in the Washington Times: Americans have better survival rates from both common and rare cancers than Europeans. Americans have significantly better survival rates from cancer [...]

STATS & THE TORTURED TORTURE TROPE

You know you’re in for a tedious read when a blog post contains the shopworn “torture” metaphor in its title. Thus, it was with a sigh of resignation that I slogged through Joe Paduda’s response to my recent post about Lancet Oncology’s study of cancer survival rates. Paduda disputes my claim that the U.S. has the best health care system, but his [...]

U.S. STILL HAS BEST CANCER SURVIVAL RATE

A while back, I asked this rhetorical question: Why wasn’t Edward Kennedy flown to Europe to have his cancer treated? The answer, of course, is that the much-maligned U.S. health care system is the best in the world. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the area of cancer treatment. John Goodman reports on another study published in Lancet [...]

KENNEDY: WHY WASN’T HE FLOWN TO EUROPE?

Well, I guess it’s up to me to ask the uncouth yet obvious question: If U.S. health care is inferior to the systems of Canada and Europe, why wasn’t a rich and famous man like Senator Kennedy immediately sent to one of those places so that he could get the best care available? As Whitecoat noted [...]