Tooting My Own Horn

Everyone is debating the appropriateness of Sanjay Gupta as Surgeon General and his spat with Michael Moore is in the headlines. I defended Gupta over at Moorewatch, but he was debating minutia with Michael Moore rather than going after the bigger lie, which was claiming that healthcare in Cuba was as good as that in the US.

Over at Moorewatch, I wrote a long post using Moore’s own data to show that this was garbage. The number he used was a “bang for buck” number which ranked the US and Cuba nearly equal because Cuba’s horrid healthcare is cheap and our good healthcare is very expensive. In terms of healthcare quality, we ranked #1 in the WHO survey while Cuba ranked #115.