Monday, October 14, 2013

Interesting ad

I just saw an interesting ad on Obamacare from the far-right Heritage Foundation claiming how Obamacare is going to create long waiting lines and lower quality care.

However, this is not true because Obamacare is modeled after the German system (an individual mandate with a public option which was killed by the Dixiecrats) and the German system sees lower waiting times than the United States currently does. They are basing this off of Canada's system but Obamacare is not Medicare by a long shot. We also find with the OECD data that the wait times in the UK (which they are probably also basing their information off dropped by 52% from 2008 to 2010 with the NHS, meaning that the correlation between public health care and long wait times is fallacious.

Also remember that Canadian physicians are mostly private like the in the United States and Germany. Blaming it on having public or private health care is irresponsible.

I really wish organizations wouldn't make claims that are so completely wrong so frequently.

This took me less than 5 minutes to debunk the commercial's central complaint I haven't already addressed with the extremist's biggest fear, numbers.


Canada is working towards making progress like the UK.

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