A lesson for David Axelrod

Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:

U.S.            65%

England       46%

Canada        42%

Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months:

U.S.           93%

England      15%

Canada        43%

Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months:

U.S.            90%

England       15%

Canada        43%

Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month:

U.S.            77%

England       40%

Canada        43%

Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million people

U.S.            71%

England       14%

Canada        18%

Percentage of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they are in "excellent health":

U.S.           12%

England        2%

Canada         6%

In sum, you can have health care, or you can have ObamaCare.  People have looked at the latter, Dave, and they don’t like what they see. That’s the reason it’s unpopular, and will become more so.

[UPDATE: some knickers are apparently ensnarled because I did not provide a source for these data points which, as I said, have been making their way around cyber space.  If you are in any doubt about the substance, have a look at Betsy McCaughey's Broadside: Obama Health Law: What It Says and How to Overturn It. Or check out this item from Congressman Mark Kirk, which compares medical care in the US with the UK and Canada and iterates the statistics listed here.]