Health Care and Logic
Sad to say I expect this misuse of logic from CNN. But I do not expect to see Matthew Yglesias use it to buttress his argument:
CNN's SiCKO analysis concludes:
France . . . Canada . . . cheap . . . but does their health care suck? Well:
Like Moore, we also found that more money does not equal better care. Both the French and Canadian systems rank in the Top 10 of the world's best health-care systems, according to the World Health Organization. The United States comes in at No. 37. The rankings are based on general health of the population, access, patient satisfaction and how the care's paid for.
So, okay, it's not that hard to figure out. France and Canada both have two difference systems of health care delivery both of which are cheaper than the US system and both of which are more effective.
Let me repeat the key sentence with emphasis added:
The rankings are based on general health of the population, access, patient satisfaction and how the care's paid for.
Matthew - isn't that assuming your conclusion?