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And then, of course, we have the cost of our healthcare system in relation to the rest of the world.

 

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Don't know what has Cuba has to do with infant mortality, but if any of you would like to research Cuban infant mortality has always been a lot lower than the one in the US  way before Castro came into power. 

 

The point, of course, is not how we compart to Cuba but is our healthcare system working and one good way of measuring is to compare our infant mortality with other contries of similar means.  This graph is a comparison of our infant mortality rate against such countries.  All have universal health care and we did not. We have a "kind of" universal health care under the ACA but Republicans are working hard to cut those people out of the healthcare system while increasing costs. I just don't understand the Republican  drivers.

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@rker321 wrote:

Don't know what has Cuba has to do with infant mortality, but if any of you would like to research Cuban infant mortality has always been a lot lower than the one in the US  way before Castro came into power. 


If our healthcare system is on par with a third world country that does not say a lot about us.  The infant mortality rate in Cuba before Castro is hard to impossible to quantify:

"The biggest shortcoming of Cuban mortality statistics in the pre-revolutionary era was, however, is

their incompleteness. In the city of Havana from 1901 to 1951, and possibly as far back
as 1835, death registration is thought to have been virtually complete (Foreign Policy
Association 1935: 95-97; Díaz-Briquets 1981: 400). The same cannot be said for the rest
of the country. González Quiñones and Debasa (1970: 14) used data from the 1943 and
1953 censuses to estimate the degree of incompleteness of death records across the country
as a whole in 1947, 1948, and 1949. They found that only about 57 percent of all deaths,
and only about 36 percent of under-5 deaths, had found their way into the vital registries.
Those who died without medical certification, and infants who survived for less than
24 hours, were omitted from the registries."
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Don't know what has Cuba has to do with infant mortality, but if any of you would like to research Cuban infant mortality has always been a lot lower than the one in the US  way before Castro came into power. 

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I think you are catching on.  Auto insurance is linked to driving - no driving means you don't NEED to buy insurance.  Health insurance is linked to being an American - move out of the country means you don't NEED to buy insurance or pay the fee.


Health insurance is as much linked to being an American as life insurance.  As anyone can see, there is no linkage at all.  Liberals love mandating everything and love totalitarian governments.


Republicans orignally came up with the mandate for Health Care Insurance, so don't blame it on "liberals", unless those were "liberal conservatives" !!


"The only thing man learns from history is man learns nothing from history"
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Auto insurance is mandatory to protect other drivers, not you.


That is a key distinction being missed.

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@Richva wrote:

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Could be. We still don't have government provided, universal coverage which is how every other country keeps its costs down. I find it interesting that the Republicans keep this myth in their heads about how good and inespensive health care used to be. The statistics show a much different story.  


In some cases we do, such as the VA. Considering recent revelations about it and the inability to do anything about those guilty, is that really what you want for all Americans?

 

If you want to compare us to Cuba, ask yourself two questions. 1) How many law suites are filed annually against their health care system. 2) When Cuban bureaucrats engage in "cooking the books" so as to get a bonus, what do you suppose would happen to them?


Trying to get the connection here. The number of lawsuits filed against doctors increases infant mortality? 


No - high prices. What is your theory about infant deaths?

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Arguing on hypotheicals is fun but if you do not drive a car in this country, you are a third class citizen.

 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Interesting comment -My wife doesn`t drive a car anymore.
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Auto insurance is mandatory to protect other drivers, not you.


Yes, mandatory auto insurance protects the other members of society against the damages your driving creates.

 

Manadory health insurance protects the other members of society against the damages your health creates.

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Auto insurance is mandatory to protect other drivers, not you.

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