One of the most prolific, and tenacious, canards cited by those who advocate a nationalized health care system here is the (demonstrably) false assertion that such a system saves more lives than ours.
We've gone over this ground before, but there's new proof of just how silly that argument is:
"British cancer patients are substantially more likely to die of the disease than those in other western European countries because of poor access to the latest drugs...While more than half of patients in France, Spain, Germany and Italy have access to new treatments provided since 1985, the proportion in the UK is four out of 10."
Okay, says the skeptic, that just proves that the NHS (and its Continental Cousins) isn't very good at getting new drugs out to patients; doesn't prove that we do any better.
And a fair point that would be.
If it were true:
"The proportion of colorectal cancer patients with access to the drug Avastin was 10 times higher in the US than it was in Europe."