Thursday, 11 November 2010

Morning Scepticism: Healthcare

It might be perplexing that there are those who will call the American healthcare system the greatest system in the world when it has such a high cost per capita and fails to cover such a large number of people. Are they out of touch with the facts? No, because the only fact that matters is America is the greatest country. The logic goes as follows:
  1. The greatest country in the world has the greatest healthcare system
  2. America is the greatest country in the world.

  3. Therefore, America has the greatest healthcare system.
It's not ignorance or dishonesty, just blind patriotism that strives what would sound like absurd statements. To suggest that it's broken is an admission of the country's fallibility.

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