Henry says the 200,000 dead each year from Medical Malpractice is just a small number compared to the MILLIONS who do get health care.
The 200,000 doesn't represent malpractice - that's your unsupported claim. 44k/89k/200k (whatever number you use) *IS* a small number compared to the 5 billion plus who receive care, which is why I don't characterize the medical system as a "massive failure" where people are "slaughtered." I think the medical system (medical science and medical care) is very good in this country. So good, I would like everybody to have access to it.
But, as Henry would say, its only 45.000 dead out of the MILLIONS who Do have insurance.
A drop in the buckett, stasitically.
No big deal.
Why do you put words into my mouth? "A drop in the bucket," and "no big deal"? Where did I say that? I have explicitly said that deaths from medical errors and unequal access are two drawbacks of the medical system, AND
Oh Henry wrote:
So 200,000 people is certainly a lot of unnecessary deaths, but compared to the number of people treated, I think you're depiction of the medical system as being a massive failure is rather absurd. And furthermore, I still don't see how this is an indictment of science.
After all, Millions ARE insured, the dead are a drop in the buckett according to your distorted values.
Boom... roasted! Apparently Mike could no longer contain the ad hom he has been oh-so subtly hinting at since page one. To bad he had to put words in my mouth in order to use it.