Bogus Death Statistics Even More Bogus Than She Realises

Michelle Malkin rebuts a rather silly study on the US health system. So, how did these political doctors come up with the 44,000 figure? They used data from a health survey conducted between 1988 and 1994. The questionnaires asked a sample of 9,000 participants if they were insured and how they rated their own health.… Continue reading Bogus Death Statistics Even More Bogus Than She Realises

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US Health-care through the eyes of a former NZ health correspondent

In the “credit where it’s due” file, National Radio had a very good interview on Saturday morning on the subject of the US healthcare system, and the Obama proposals. He exploded a few myths held by people here (no one is turned down for care in the US), explained how the insurance system works, and… Continue reading US Health-care through the eyes of a former NZ health correspondent

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Another Wonderful Day in our Public Health System

Why would anyone want a private health system? Oh, that’s right – private hospitals don’t turn you away because you’re “not sick enough“. Otago District Health Board group manager Dr Colleen Coop said the hospital had finite resources and funding, and the simple reality was staff were not able to treat all patients who would… Continue reading Another Wonderful Day in our Public Health System

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The Muliaga Tragedy

I’m also following the inquest into the death of Folole Muliaga. Today the contractor spoke. It’s a telling point that there are so many lawyers involved. The more I listen, the more I wonder at all the things people say should have been done, and have been done, but I have yet to hear anything… Continue reading The Muliaga Tragedy

A Very Happy Day

Yesterday, Asher MacDonald was baptised. Maybe one day I will have more to say, but for now I’ll just quote Aria’s blog. Today we baptised our son and Aria’s brother at church. Of course there were lots of tears, mainly from me and Hamish but lots of misty eyes in the congregation. We remembered Aria’s… Continue reading A Very Happy Day