Sunday, October 14, 2007

U.S. Ranks 41st in Maternal Mortality

The U.S. ranks 41st in a new analysis of maternal mortality rates in 171 countries released by a group of U.N. public health experts on Friday. The survey shows that even a developing country like South Korea is ahead of the United States.
HEALTH: Maternal Mortality Shames Superpower U.S.

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Anonymous said...

Many independent experts and sympathetic legislators hold the current U.S. public health policy responsible for its dismal record because some 47 million U.S. citizens have no access to health insurance, most of them African Americans and other minorities.

"We must ensure that pregnant women are covered," Congresswoman Lois Capps, a California Democrat, told IPS. "Even if we have the best technology, not everyone has the access to health care."

Capps also said the scope of the problem could be even worse than it appeared. "We have to improve our data collection," she said. "I don't think we have all the data."


SERIUOSLY TTH. YOU THINK THAT RON PAUL IS THE ANSWER FOR THIS PROBLEM? HIS RECORD ON BOTH HEALTH CARE AND RACE RELATIONS ARE HORRIBLE.

TTH said...

Yes I do.

Anonymous said...

What in Ron Paul's background lead you to believe that he has a solution to lack of healthcare to poor minorities?

TTH said...

Do I seriously have to explain to you, a small government conservative, how free markets and free trade produce a better life for everyone?

Anonymous said...

No. I agree with you. I am trying to prepare you for the onslaught. :)

In re-reading my thoughts above, I do reconsider. A certain degree of statist practicallity has crept into my belief system. Not particularly proud of that.