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Tom Rants Default Still want government health care?

Still want government health care?

So, the idea of 40% effective vaccinations wasn’t enough to convince you that privately funded, market provided health care is superior to the government version? Well, how about ending up with late stage cancer instead of catching it before it’s “too late”:

A nationwide study has found that the uninsured and those covered by Medicaid are more likely than those with private insurance to receive a diagnosis of cancer in late stages, often diminishing their chances of survival.

The study found that such patients were 2 to 3 times more likely to be diagnosed in Stage III or Stage IV rather than Stage I for cancers with effective early screening like breast cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer and melanoma. With colon cancer that means a difference between a 93% five year survival rate in Stage I and 8% for Stage IV.

You’re going to hear lots of people arguing that this makes a case for more government involvement, ignoring the fact that it was only private insurance, not government funded health care, that was successful in saving lives.

Study Finds Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Insurance

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