Blame Canada anyway

Thanks to Steve Benen at Washington Monthly for a list of what he calls ‘conversation enders”. On the list is ‘In Canada you can’t get a hip replacement if you’re over 65!!!”

” . . .seniors in Canada get hip-replacement surgeries all the time: “‘At least 63 percent of hip replacements performed in Canada last year…were on patients age 65 or older.’ In 2006-2007, an additional 1,577 hip replacement surgeries were performed in Canada on patients over 85.”

Figures are from Politifact. They cite Canadian data. And they add that in England 3 out of 4 replacements are on people over 60.

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