Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Health Care in Other Nations

I found this cartoon at an interesting blog called Ed Stein Ink. Ed is a Denver-based editorial cartoonist who has some great commentary with his drawings.

Today we'll be hearing from some folks from other nations. As Senator Keiser mentioned at our first class, the US is ranked well below many developed nations on various measures of health care. Those rankings obviously concern many people, but our class today will focus on specific experiences people have had to give a picture of what different policies are really like.

I'll provide links to various places where you can learn more about other nations later this week.


Bee said...

That cartoon reminds me of Lisa's anecdote about the old biddy who was complaining about the "gubmint" interfering in her business . . . at the same time she demanded her Medicare assistance.

Looking forward to learning more!

Fantastic Forrest said...

Thanks for reminding me of that post, Bee.

For those who are interested, the link is


- there's a good Washington Post article that Lisa shares at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/07/AR2009090702455.html?hpid=topnews