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Sep. 15th, 2009 | 09:18 am

So I was trying to compare socialized medicine to the crazy US healthcare system.

Did you know that Cuba has a lower infant mortality rate than the US List of countires by infant mortality?

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from: aerynvale
date: Sep. 15th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
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Does that take into account that there are fewer people and thus fewer births in Cuba?

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Sep. 15th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
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It's sorted by deaths per 1000 live births. So it's normalized for population.

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from: aerynvale
date: Sep. 15th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
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Okay. I was sure if that accounted for the population difference or not.

Oh, also, your link in the main post is broken. I think you forgot the ending quote on the url.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Sep. 15th, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
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I really should hit preview more often. If fixed the url, thanks.

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adrienne

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from: sapience
date: Sep. 15th, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC)
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I think you'll appreciate this post, which lists the world ranking of the US on several different indicators of health, using the most recent data available through WHOSIS.

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markcronan

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from: markcronan
date: Sep. 16th, 2009 07:26 pm (UTC)
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Singapore is #2 on that list, and the system they use is closer to the Republican proposal than the Democratic one.

http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2008/01/singapores_heal.html

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Sep. 17th, 2009 01:52 am (UTC)
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Is a mandatory savings account a tax?

I wonder how much government management the "subject to tight expenditure control" actually implies.

But I can see the use of a sliding scale co-pay even in a fully socialized system.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Sep. 17th, 2009 01:55 am (UTC)
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Also one of the articles on singapore referred to the state subsidized "open wards" I've seen other references to such things, and how our desire in the US for privacy is one of the things driving up our costs.

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