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Mon Jul 17, 2017, 11:11 AM

Healthcare study ranks Australia second best in developed world, while US comes in last

Healthcare study ranks Australia second best in developed world, while US comes in last
The World Today By Stephen Smiley Updated about 5 hours ago

Australia's healthcare system has been ranked among the best in the developed world by a team of American researchers who have ranked their own country's system the worst.

In their study of 11 different national health care models, researchers at the New York-based Commonwealth Fund ranked Australia's mixed public-private system second best.

They concluded the United Kingdom's National Health Service was the best system overall, followed by Australia, then the Netherlands, with Norway and New Zealand sharing fourth place.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-17/australian-healthcare-ranked-second-best-in-developed-world/8716326

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Reply Healthcare study ranks Australia second best in developed world, while US comes in last (Original post)
workinclasszero Jul 17 OP
NCTraveler Jul 17 #1
Achilleaze Jul 17 #2
GeorgeGist Jul 17 #3
WePurrsevere Jul 17 #5
Lucky Luciano Jul 17 #6
BSdetect Jul 17 #4
Doug the Dem Jul 17 #7
Botany Jul 17 #8
workinclasszero Jul 17 #12
NRaleighLiberal Jul 17 #9
gilligan Jul 17 #10
workinclasszero Jul 17 #11
progressoid Jul 17 #13
broadcaster90210 Jul 17 #14
workinclasszero Jul 17 #15
ananda Jul 17 #16
Silver Gaia Jul 17 #17
Leith Jul 17 #18
enid602 Jul 17 #19

Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 11:13 AM

1. +1

"They concluded the United Kingdom's National Health Service was the best system overall, followed by Australia, then the Netherlands, with Norway and New Zealand sharing fourth place."

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 11:16 AM

2. Thanks, republicans

Did the repubes manage this on their own, or did the Kremlin guide them?

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 11:19 AM

3. Interesting ...

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 11:34 AM

5. If the US would set aside our greed, fear & pride and...

not only look to these other countries to see what they're all doing to do this so well but be willing to learn from them and use their methods we could have the best healthcare in the world.

Instead... we've allowed big corporate/Republican greed, fear, etc to first screw up the creation of the ACA and now pull this BS Trumpcare that amounts to deathcare for millions.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 12:06 PM

6. Hey we came in 5th for care process!! nt

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 11:27 AM

4. We can vouch for that. 14 years here and 40 years there.

This place sucks for health care. Soon to be Wealthcare.



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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 12:20 PM

7. Take THAT, Michael Moore!

 

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 12:35 PM

8. But what about all those "market based" health systems that work so well all over the world?



That might be because none exist.

We need to get the for profit middle men out of the system.

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Response to Botany (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 01:20 PM

12. In a for profit business

Profit is king.

Health care comes in dead last in that scenario as we will all see real soon.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 12:40 PM

9. Sad. Bigly.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 01:11 PM

10. But

The talking heads always say we the best in the world

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Response to gilligan (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 01:17 PM

11. If you have millions in your bank account

it may be the best.

For the vast unwashed masses though...not so much.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 01:22 PM

13. FAKE NEWS!!1!

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 01:36 PM

14. And we're about to get worse

nt

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Response to broadcaster90210 (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 01:41 PM

15. IKR?

We are dead last as of today, but that ain't good enough for our republican overlords!

Trump/republican party: Hay guise let's kill MOAR Americans for shits and grins!!1!!111!!

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 02:00 PM

16. What about Canada?

I always thought Canada had a good system,
but it's not in the top 10.

I wonder where it ranks.

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Response to ananda (Reply #16)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 02:12 PM

17. Number 9: CAN

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Response to ananda (Reply #16)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 02:16 PM

18. It's Number 9 on the Overall Ranking

in the list above.

S'OK. I was wondering where France was (I had always seen it in the top 5 of every list). It was because my eyes started boggling over the letters that didn't actually form words. Sort of like Where's Waldo when there are red stripes all over the picture.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 09:14 PM

19. Sad

The sad thing is that this ranking is based on Obamacare. Change it out with the repuke plan du jour, and we'll probably rank alongside Zimbabwe.

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