(Hillary Clinton Dialect School Parody Commerical)
RUSH: Something in that parody talked about health care. ‘You have to no gottaa pay-a the health care bill.’ I was reading Ed Morris’s blog today, Captain’s Quarters. I came across something fascinating. ‘A new study by the Karolinska Institute in Sweden shows that the American health care system outperforms the socialized systems in Europe in getting new medicines to cancer patients. The difference saves lives, and the existing Western European systems force people to die at higher rates from the same cancers, although the Telegraph buries that lede. The researchers studied Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa and the US, as well as 19 European countries, with a total population of 984 million, and looked at access to 67 newer cancer drugs. They found that the proportions of female cancer patients surviving five years beyond diagnosis in France, Spain, Germany, Italy were 71 per cent, 64 per cent, 63 per cent and 63 per cent respectively. In the UK it was 53 per cent. Among men the proportions still alive at five years in the same countries were 53 per cent, 50 per cent, 53 per cent and 48 per cent. Again in the UK it was lower at 43 per cent.’
The survivability rates beyond five years of diagnosis in the United States are far in excess of all of these socialized countries with socialized medicine. Here’s the point, though, and it takes a while in the story for it to show up. Here’s the reference in the story about the American system. ‘Dr. Nils Wilking, a clinical oncologist at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, said: ‘Our report highlights that in many countries new drugs are not reaching patients quickly enough and that this is having an adverse impact on patient survival. Where you live can determine whether you receive the best available treatment or not. To some extent this is determined by economic factors, but much of the variation between countries remains unexplained. In the US we have found that the survival of cancer patients is significantly related to the introduction of new oncology drugs.’ … The proportion of colorectal cancer patients with access to the drug Avastin was 10 times higher in the US than it was in Europe, with the UK having a lower uptake than the European average.’
United States health care saves more lives than socialized medicine, and yet socialized medicine is one of the building blocks of the Democrat Party’s agenda, particularly Mrs. Bill Clinton’s agenda. Now, it’s the same thing with tax revenue that we were just discussing. If current tax rates are producing record amounts of revenue and rapid economic growth, why would you change it? If the US health care system is the best in the world, despite its flaws — if it’s the best in the world and people who come down with deadly diseases survive much longer here because of access to drugs much sooner and much cheaper than people who live in socialized countries have access to it — why in the world would you change it? Well, there’s a simple answer. Socialists want control. They want as much control over us as they can get. It’s about power. It’s about enlarging the State. It’s about making you dependent, and that eliminates your threatening their power. The less wealth you have, the less mobility, freedom, the less of a threat you are to their power. This is liberalism through and through.
Now you might ask: ‘How come so many average Americans are liberals and they’re willing to give up this power?’ Because they’re dupes. I’m talking about the