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You're Also More Likely to Be Eaten by a Sasquatch in 'Socialist' Canada

It's true!

Via Think Progress, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Church):

When you tell people that the mortality rate in Canada is 25% higher for breast cancer, 18% higher for prostate cancer, you know, they say why in the world would we emulate a system like that? This is life threatening.

And then when you tell those people that the mortality rate for mortality is 3% higher in the United States, they’re all, so why in the world did you give me that line of bullshit about breast cancer and prostrates, you stone-faced Okie gargoyle?

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Circulatory disease deaths per 100,000:

  • Canada: 219
  • United States: 265

Child maltreatment deaths per 100,000:

  • Canada: 0.7
  • United States: 2.2

Digestive disease deaths per 100,000:

  • Canada: 17.4
  • United States: 20.5

Infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births

  • Canada: 5.08
  • United States: 6.3

Intestinal diseases death rate

  • Canada: 0.3%
  • United States: 7.3%

Proability of not reaching age 60:

  • Canada: 9.5%
  • United States: 12.8%

Respiratory disease child death rate per 100,000

  • Canada: 0.62
  • United States: 40.43

Heart disease deaths per 100,000:

  • Canada: 94.9
  • United States: 106.5

HIV deaths per million people:

  • Canada: 47.423
  • United States: 48.141

You get the point. If this is “socialized medicine,” sign me the hell up.

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