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For folks worried about the bogeyman of “socialized medicine,” here’s an update, courtesy of the Undernews, from the United Kingdom about how its universal health care system is working.

The number of people dying from three of the most common cancers has fallen to its lowest level in almost 40 years, a new analysis of figures has revealed.

The UK death rates from breast, bowel, and male lung cancer are at their lowest since 1971.

The public health care system across the pond seems to be working pretty well. Maybe that’s why so many insurance industry lobbyists in the U.S. are fighting so hard to deny consumers the choice of a public plan.

They know people will like it.

2 Comments

  1. IBXer

    July 13, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    The Brits are very fortunate that we have spent so much researching the treatments they are utilizing.

  2. Louie

    July 14, 2009 at 7:08 am

    I wonder if UK has lower rates of hospital-aquired infections than the USA?