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Judd Gregg Shamelessly Demagogues Breast Cancer On @DavidShuster

There is absolutely no shame:

In England for example, they have a 78% survival rate for breast cancer.  In this country you have a 92% survival rate.  The difference is that we — because we have a system which encourages screening and we get people screened early — we catch cancer earlier, and as a result they’re  able to cure more people.  In England of course because they have a nationalized system people don’t have availability of screening.

In the study Gregg is citing, the country with the highest survival rate for breast cancer is — Cuba:

The Cuban government operates a national health system and assumes fiscal and administrative responsibility for the health care of all its citizens. No private hospitals or clinics are permitted.

The problem in England is lack of resources devoted to the system.  It quite obviously has nothing to do with nationalization.  Gregg is a regular vote against any kind of health care funding.  He’s the problem — he’s not the solution.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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