Via Cold Fury
, via the Corner
, is this article at the Hoover Institution
. Ten reasons why our health care system is better. Go read all ten, but I'm going to highlight #10 right here and right now:
10. Americans are responsible for the vast majority of all health care innovations. The top five U.S. hospitals conduct more clinical trials than all the hospitals in any other developed country. Since the mid- 1970s, the Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology has gone to U.S. residents more often than recipients from all other countries combined. In only five of the past thirty-four years did a scientist living in the United States not win or share in the prize. Most important recent medical innovations were developed in the United States.
Ladies and Gentlemen, our medical system subsidizes the rest of the entire world's health care. Period. Full stop. All of those government-controlled health care systems out there, where do you think they get all their research from? By and large, it's from America. All those wonder drugs that come out for whatever condition you have, where do you think those come from? From American pharmaceutical companies. Oh, and let's not forget all the research that goes into making sure that your blood pressure medication doesn't interact and cancel out your heart medication, or your allergy medication, or your gout medication, or your thyroid medication, or your arthritis medication. What, you think that happened naturally? You think that pill A just magically worked with pill B by nature's doing? No my good people, there were millions, if not BILLIONS of dollars that went into research to make sure you could take Tylenol with your heart medication, and if you think the government is the one who paid for all of that research you're smoking more than just cigarettes. If you think the government is going to be the one paying for all of that research in the utopian, government run future, you're REALLY smoking crack.
Hey, how many drug companies are there in Canada right now? Great Britain? France? Compare them to America. Americans, and the much derided capitalist American health care system has provided more innovations and breakthroughs in health care than ANYONE on the planet, and it's safe to say that we've provided more of those than anyone else combined. Let the government take over health care, and that. Will. Cease
. Enjoy whatever medication we currently have, because that's what we'll have twenty years from now. Of course, that's assuming that there will be anyone alive old enough to need it, after Obamacare decides that Granny isn't worth operating on, and issues an end of life order for her in order to save the government money.You think I'm kidding