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what country am i? and NO google allowed!

by jonah jones / December 16, 2004 9:53 PM PST

#Some parts of -=-=-=- have the highest incidence of heart disease, cancer and strokes, the worst teeth and the lowest life expectancy in the developed world#

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(NT) (NT) The United States?
by Josh K / December 16, 2004 10:09 PM PST
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by MKay / December 16, 2004 10:40 PM PST

Is that because we're so busy, trying to solve all the problems in the rest of the world??

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Not necessarily ...
by Bill Osler / December 17, 2004 1:58 AM PST
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There are parts of the US where the health care is abysmal.

During medical school (in Mississippi) we were told that the Mississippi delta had health conditions and complications that were, in some cases, comparable to those in third world countries. I think that the peri-natal death rate is what they were talking about at the time, although I do not remember.

I do not have any information about the specific quote that started the thread, but it wouldn't surprise me if it referred to the US.

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It doesn't.
by Cindi Haynes / December 17, 2004 2:00 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) LOL! I did the same thing Cindi:)
by Glenda / December 17, 2004 2:30 AM PST
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There's just something WRONG
by Cindi Haynes / December 17, 2004 2:32 AM PST
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That is RIGHT!!! Darn it I would.........
by Glenda / December 17, 2004 2:35 AM PST

have had the right answer if he hadn't put that darn stipulation in there! LOL

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WHO rates US health care system #72 in the world...
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / December 17, 2004 12:33 PM PST
In reply to: Not necessarily ...

Dr. Bill -- bloew all other first-world countries, and many hird world (#71 is Costa Rica!) The high infant mortality and low life expectancies in the inner cities, on the indian reservations, and in poor rural areas are the major reason, as well as the lack of availability to those without insurance.

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Great Britain?
by Glenda / December 16, 2004 11:13 PM PST

I think I heard something about this not to long ago.

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(NT) (NT) Australia?
by Cindi Haynes / December 17, 2004 12:37 AM PST
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A cryptic NT, but anyway ...
by keyhoti2 / December 17, 2004 11:29 AM PST
In reply to: (NT) Australia?

By and large we have a good health system, which is almost entirely free for low income earners and pensioners.

However native Australians (Aboriginals) often continue to live in "Third World" conditions, to which there is no easy answer ... but before someone gets on the bandwagon of denigrating native Americans, I will tell him or her that I have NO truck with putting down people who have only fairly lately been forced to abandon their traditional ways of life.

Meanwhile, at the risk of being accused of "hating America", to the best of my knowledge the USA has about the worst health/welfare system in the "developed world".

At the risk of being even more controversial/provocative/a "troll?" ... new one on me, Iraq once had about the best health/welfare/education system in the region. No more, of course.

Not sure what your question was, nor if it was directed towards me, but as I am the only Australian (that I know of) in SE, thought I might as well respond to "Australia?" and get some things off my chest (I DO NOT speak for all people who live in Australia of course, any more than you speak for all people who live in the USA.)

Or maybe you don't live in the USA.

Best wishes anyway, Gerry

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Health care systems moot.
by Cindi Haynes / December 17, 2004 9:47 PM PST

Hi Gerry,

Jonah posted a question asking what country we believed his conditions met. My NT post was merely a guess that Australia was the answer, as I had recently read an article that stated that Australians were actually fatter and less healthy than Americans.

Scotland turned out to be the answer, though, so as unhealthy as both our countries' habits are, mine was only a guess.

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by keyhoti2 / December 18, 2004 8:15 AM PST

Hi Cindi,

I tend to get a bit lost amongst the threads sometimes.

Evidently this was one of those occasions.

Best wishes, Gerry

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yes your right the 100,000 dead in mass graves
by Mark5019 / December 18, 2004 5:00 AM PST

sure enjoyed saddams health care program. walk in and carry out

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(NT) (NT) U.S. then Britian?
by caktus / December 17, 2004 1:41 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) Africa
by Rolway / December 17, 2004 2:53 AM PST
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So you and Bush have something in common
by Josh K / December 17, 2004 3:43 AM PST
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He thinks Africa is a country too!


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by keyhoti2 / December 17, 2004 12:54 PM PST

Except that it is VERY far from funny, as I am sure was the point you were making.

Regards, Gerry

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Scotland :-(
by jonah jones / December 17, 2004 4:45 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) It's gotta be the haggis;)
by Steven Haninger / December 17, 2004 9:34 AM PST
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I was thinking Haiti, and checking Google to
by John Robie / December 17, 2004 4:50 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) Russia?
by Paul C / December 17, 2004 5:22 PM PST
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(NT) (NT) Sounds depressingly like Scotland
by Ziks511 / December 18, 2004 3:59 PM PST
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