Monday, September 10, 2007

U.S. 37th in the World in Child Mortality

"Out of 173 countries, only four have no paid leave for new mothers -- Papua New Guinea, Swaziland, Liberia and the U.S.A. (One of these countries is not like the others.) Our health care system is the most expensive in the world per capita, yet our child mortality rate is 37th."
Joan Blades: A Peaceful Revolution - Living Now on The Huffington Post

It doesn't seem our health care system based on cronyism is working very well. It certainly doesn't seem like we're getting our money's worth. I saw Sicko. It's worth seeing. I'm not so sure Moore comes up with any solutions, but I think he does a good job of showing the flaws in our current system.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The basis for these rankings is flawed. What is counted as mortality in the US is not in many of the countries ahead of us.