Quote of the Day - Healthcare

Nicholas Kristof in the NYTimes:

Doctors fighting universal coverage have been saving lives in their day jobs while costing lives with their lobbying.


... a child in Costa Rica born today is expected to live longer than an American child born today.

The U.S. now spends far more on medical care (more than $7,000 per person) than other nations, yet our infant mortality rate, maternal mortality rate and longevity are among the worst in the industrialized world. If we had as good a child mortality rate as France, Germany and Italy, we would save 12,000 children a year.

It is disgraceful that an American mother has almost three times the risk of losing a child as a mother in the Czech Republic.

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