Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Health Care Myths

I hate arguing against socialist medicine, because it's difficult to do so without sounding like I'm defending the current statist system (which I have no interest in preserving).

Nonetheless, I am SO sick and tired of the left's "47 million uninsured" and other heavily misleading statistics that I had to dedicate a post to it.

The Top Ten Myths of American Health Care: A Citizen's Guide
, by Sally C. Pipes (special emphasis on myth 10)
Beyond Those Health Care Numbers
, by Greg Mankiw
The Problems with Socialized Health Care
The Myths of Single-Payer Health Care, by David Hogberg
A Little Healthcare History, by Lee (Note: this is one small post out of an extensive archive at Moorewatch, which has refuted nearly every healthcare myth in the book.)
Why the U.S. Ranks Low on WHO's Health-Care Study, by John Stossel
Another Bogus Report Card for U.S. Medical Care, by John Stossel
Uncovering Some Really Bad Science
and...this fantastic Cato article

I could drop links all day, but this will suffice for the moment. I'm just sick of hearing these faulty claims being regurgitated all day long.


David Z said...

Don't forget 46 Million Uninsured :)

Cork said...

It seems that no matter how many times that number pops up and is refuted, they shamelessly bring it up again.

Just goes to show that they have no problems with lying in order to implement their agenda.