United States Healthcare vs. Socialized Medicine

A  recent “Investor’s Business Daily” article provided very interesting  statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health  Organization.

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%