Imagine if Education were provided like Health Care in America (Throw out the Universal Education System and bring in the Education Companies!)

Our education system in the U.S. isn’t perfect—it’s got its problems. And yet it is an impressive achievement that we are able to provide a free education to every child. While a few people may grumble about paying taxes, we all share the cost of education, and we’ve gotten used to the idea that every child has a right to go to school. Our economy, living standard, and quality of life are more prosperous because of universal education.

It’s unfortunate we didn’t see the wisdom of providing universal health care in the U.S. as well. (more…)

Health Care Reform Trivia Part I: U.S. Health Care Compared to the Rest of the World

Hi Readers – I’ve been doing some research for an upcoming post about the impact of the Affordable Care Act on people with chronic illnesses. Along the way, I’ve come across bits of information I found interesting that I thought I’d share. Here’s part I in a series of health care trivia…stay tuned for Parts II and III – Rachel

 

Average life expectancy in the U.S. in 2010: 78.2
In 34 OECD* countries: 79.5 (more…)