Monday, October 05, 2009

Country With Worst Health Care In The World Wins Nobel Prize

Healthcare in America is in crisis, Republicans want you to die, 44,000 people a year die because of lack of insurance, and on and on it goes. So how is it that the country with such an abysmal health record can generate 3 people who win the Nobel Prize in medicine?
Americans Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak won the 2009 Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discovering a key mechanism in the genetic operations of cells, an insight that has inspired new lines of research into cancer.

Granted this Nobel Prize is awarded for research in medicine, but think real hard, when was the last time you heard of a major medical breakthrough from a country other then the US? Why do we insist on tampering with something that works?

Sure there are issues that need fixing, but government control is not the answer to any of them. Let's not kill the patient and call it good medicine.

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