Ezekiel Emmanuel, Censure for TV

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Ezekiel Emmanuel, “What Cannot Be Said on Television About Health Care” 2007 (“Words that cannot be said on TV reveal what many refuse to accept or believe”) 3 phrases that should never be said on TV: “The United States has the best health care system in the world” “Health care is special” “New is better” I. “U.S. has the best health care system in the world” Why is it a taboo statement? A. “Many people no longer believe the U.S. has best healthcare system in the world.” 1. The U.S. has most expensive system (spend about $5000 per person as of 2005) 2. Nearest rival, Switzerland, spends about $4407 per person per year, 11.5% of its GDP i. But life expectancy in the U.S. is 78 years, ranking 45 th in the world , well behind Switzerland (connect to Longman’s argument: medicine doesn’t “save lives it extends them, and even then it can’t stop aging) 3. U.S. infant mortality rate is 6.37 per 1000 live births, higher than almost all
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