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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Shorter American life spans under Obamacare

"Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy said Wednesday the Cuban health care system is better than America’s," Newsweek duly reported on August 3.

Malloy -- a Democrat -- may be correct.

Under his party's failed Obamacare, life expectancies dropped in the USA, a reversal of a century of expansion.

Life expectancy was how Democrats sold this white elephant.

Atlantic magazine bleated the company line in a November 29, 2016, story titled, "How Cubans Live as Long as Americans at a Tenth of the Cost."

So, Democrats say that our health system is bad.

Who took it over in 2010? Who made health insurance mandatory? Who then mandated what that insurance would cover?

You broke it, you bought it.

Reuters reported the damage.

"Life expectancy is declining in high-income countries worldwide, driven in part by the effects of the opioid epidemic on younger adults in the U.S. and the impact of a severe flu season on older adults in other nations, two new studies suggest," the news service reported.

You need a prescription for opioids.

And where were the flu vaccines?

We have a great country. The peace and prosperity under President Trump should help Americans not only extend but enjoy their lives -- especially with the end of mandatory health insurance. The Reuters report covered only through 2016.

We shall see if there is a big report next year or after covering the beginning of the Trump Era.

By the way, Malloy and the Democrats do not want Cuba's health care. They want Cuba's fascist government.

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5 comments:

  1. Well, most of the decline in life expectancy was due to white males dying young, so as far as the Dems are concerned, it's all good.

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  2. I could be wrong, but there is probably nothing in law that prevents the state of Connecticut from creating its own health care system modeled after the Cuban one, as long as the terms of coverage are consistent with the mandates of federal law, i.e., Obamacare. Both Massachusetts and Hawaii had their own comprehensive health insurance (!) programs long before Obamacare came along. CT can offer free healthcare to all its citizens if they wish. They don't have to wait for the Federal government to step in. They will just have to pay for it. A state that is close to insolvency might find that a challenge, however.

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  3. I don't believe any health statistics from any government. Not even our own. There are all kinds of variations in standards in record keeping and reporting that are never revealed. This results in skewing of the stats for political and propaganda purposes. Sometimes fortuitous circumstances allow for false reporting. Think about how much welfare fraud impacted Japanese longevity statistics when families started keeping grandma's mummified corpse in her bed to keep the checks coming in. Lots of centenarians were stiff as boards.

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  4. Cuba's health care killed Fidel and Hugo, so it can't be all bad.

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  5. With Obamacare shorter life spans are a feature, not a bug. - Elric

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