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Why do Republicans hate babies?

Babies that are actually born, that is. Look at these amazing, appalling, disgusting statistics that show what America is becoming under the reign of George I:

America may be the world's superpower, but its survival rate for newborn babies ranks near the bottom among modern nations, better only than Latvia.

Gosh, I wonder why?

"We are the wealthiest country in the world, but there are still pockets of our population who are not getting the health care they need," said Mary Beth Powers, a reproductive health adviser for the U.S.-based Save the Children, which compiled the rankings based on health data from countries and agencies worldwide.

Like, say, the 41 million uninsured whom the Republicans are telling "Go die!".

And more surprises! Republican health care policies are lethal for middle-aged white people too.

The Save the Children report, released Monday, comes just a week after publication of another report humbling to the American health care system. That study showed that white, middle-aged Americans are far less healthy than their peers in England, despite U.S. health care spending that is double that in England.

And guess who else is surprised? Why, the "experts", of course. Speaking from their well-funded think tanks and laboratories, the insured speak:

"Every time I see these kinds of statistics, I'm always amazed to see where the United States is because we are a country that prides itself on having such advanced medical care and developing new technology ... and new approaches to treating illness. But at the same time not everybody has access to those new technologies," said Dr. Mark Schuster, a Rand Co. researcher and pediatrician with the University of California, Los Angeles.

Buddy, if you got laid off and lost your insurance and had to go to an emergency room after waiting a week or so to see if the pain subsided you would no longer be amazed.

So, if our "health" "care" "system" isn't being run to kkeep and make citizens healthy, what is it being run to do? The article gives us a clue:

While the gaps for infants and mothers contrast sharply with the nation's image as a world leader, Emory University health policy expert Kenneth Thorpe said the numbers are not surprising.

"Our health care system focuses on providing high-tech services for complicated cases. We do this very well," Thorpe said. "What we do not do is provide basic primary and preventive health care services. We do not pay for these services, and do not have a delivery system that is designed to provide either primary prevention, or adequately treat patients with chronic diseases."

Translation: "high end services" is what big pharma and the insurance companies can make a buck from.

Would a universal, single payer health care system--like every other Western nation has--solve this problem? Yes.

And until we have universal, single-payer system, the babies--real babies, born babies, squalling babies, not blastocysts--are going to keep right on dying. And because the Republicans are against the system that would save them, they're the babykillers.

Funny how when you look closely at the "culture of life" clowns, they're really promoting a culture of death--and all to benefit big pharma and the insurance companies.


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