Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"We're Number 37": Anthem For America's Place In World Healthcare

The last time the World Health Organization ranked the world's health systems was in 2000. The United States was number 37. We haven't changed our system for the better since then, so it's doubtful that we've made much if any progress in the rankings. Millions are still uninsured, half of all who declare bankruptcy do so for medical reasons, and groups such as United Healthcare make obscene profits while denying essential care. Meanwhile, mobs orchestrated by right-wing astroturf groups such as FreedomWorks and Americans For Prosperity furiously fight for the status quo. Singer Paul Hipp has a new anthem for them, "We're Number 37":

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