Compulsive liar and House Speaker John (Spineless) Boehner accused President Obama of wrecking the world’s best health care system today.
“This is going to destroy the best health care delivery system in the world,” Boehner said.
Later on, President Obama announced a plan to fix the fallout over canceled health insurance policies.
But was Boehner’s accusation true? Could it be?
Let’s see: two studies came out this week — and studies going back 15 years or longer — show quite the opposite. Americans pay more per capita for health care than people in any other industrialized country. In return, we are sicker, die younger and are unhappier with the system.
Can that be any clearer?
The Commonwealth Fund, which does research on health care and health reform, has shown year after year in its regular surveys that Americans spend a lot more on health care than anyone else.
Right now it’s $2.7 trillion a year — that’s $8,508 a head, compared to $5,669 per person in Norway and $5,643 in Switzerland, the next-highest-spending countries. New Zealanders spend just $3,182 per person.
The U.S. has the eighth-lowest life expectancy in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, which groups developed nations.
So today’s latest lie was just more of the same bullshit from Boehner, who wouldn’t know the truth if it bit him and made him cry!