Uh Oh: US Drops To 27th On Healthcare

This is horrible, and must be the fault of President Donald Trump, right? Well, there’s several very important things missing from this article

The US was once a leader for healthcare and education — now it ranks 27th in the world

US investments in healthcare and education haven’t changed much in the last three decades — and it’s putting the country far behind its peers, according to a new study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.

After ranking countries based on their levels of education and health, the study found that the US ranked 27th in the world on these metrics as of 2016, behind a host of top-ranking Nordic countries, including Finland, Iceland, Denmark, and the Netherlands.

This comes as little surprise, given that healthcare services in these countries are universal and publicly funded. The US, by contrast, is one of the few developed nations that lacks universal healthcare, according to The Atlantic.

When it comes to education, the nation fares even worse. The latest findings from the Pew Research Center have the US in 38th place out of 71 countries when it comes to math scores and 24th place when it comes to science.

Now, the one on math and science isn’t exactly new, the survey came out in 2017, but, it’s no surprise when schools from the bottom to the top are focusing more on social justice warrioring and Victimhoodology than real subjects. But the healthcare ranking was just released by the Lancet. Though, that survey is, to put it in math terms, 5 beers short of a six pack. There are tons of assumptions using a limited amount of people. The statistical extrapolation is made with an entirely too small sample. And, of course, they’re looking at it from a very Leftist point of view.

Regardless, the article fails to mention who was in the Executive Office in 2016. Nor that the Democrats had passed their big healthcare bill in 2009, and that the healthcare ranking went down. Nor that Democrats run the educational system pretty much lock, stock, and barrel. The ranking is based on educational spending going down 3% from 2010-2014, but that’s is per pupil. The U.S. still spends way more per pupil than most countries around the world. Perhaps if the Democrats who run the school systems would use it wisely.

Funny thing is, when people around the world want the best medical care, they come to the U.S.

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6 Responses to “Uh Oh: US Drops To 27th On Healthcare”

  1. Jethro says:

    when people around the world want the best medical care, they come to the U.S.

    In fact, many more Americans leave the US for medical care, than non-Americans who come here for care.

  2. Mangoldielocks says:

    defined for each birth cohort as the expected years lived from age 20 to 64 years

    From their abstract. Notice they leave out ages 65 plus when 70 million Americans go on Medicare. The result is that 27th becomes 11th.

    Strange that.

    • Jethro says:

      From 27th to 11th if one includes our Medicare population? Does this imply that the government-run, universal healthcare system for seniors, Medicare, significantly improves overall healthcare in America?

      Strange that.

  3. Mangoldielocks says:

    as for education level. America is raising bumbling idiots because of political correctness. In addition teachers let students use their calculators and the internet to solve problems.

    Hey siri whats the answer to this question 2xy-x=3

    They are not a bit smarter but they got a passing grade in math. They are moved on to the next grade until they are shoved out the door having almost no real knowledge. Anyone question that just look at man on the street quiz shows to find out how dumb Americans have become.

  4. Jethro says:

    In America, if every dad just gave their sons a $400 million ‘gift’, any man, regardless of ethics or intelligence, could be president!

  5. Jethro says:

    In America, we’re still debating teaching Christian mythology in science classes, while other nations actually teach science.

    We have a political culture that refuses to invest in ‘human capital’, so the situation is unlikely to improve. Post WWII we had Presidents, Republicans and Democrats, who were leaders and who believed in America and importantly, Americans, and who invested in building the modern America from which we all benefit. Starting some four decades ago American culture shifted to a dark age of selfishness, greed and self-aggrandizement. We’re paying the prices today.

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