Thursday, March 08, 2007

When In Need Of A Good Point

Look to Cox & Forkum. this picture says it all. And for those of you who don't think this will happen if something like Hillary-Care goes into affect, look to Canada.

Look at the chart that it gives. The average wait time for a critical procedure in Canada is 124 days. "Hey, you've got a cancer that if we can surgically remove it in the next 3 months you'll have a greatly increased chance of survival. If you'll just sign these papers we will try to fit you in after about 4 months."

That isn't just in critical procedures. Even simple procedures have an average wait time of 17.7 weeks, with some provinces having an average wait time of up to 6 months.

Canada is also ranked 24th of 27 countries in their age adjusted doctor-to-population ratio.
Picture H/T: C&F