Just some health care statistics

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  1. Soaring

    Soaring Active Member

    May 30, 2009
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    from several countries. No big deal but the numbers show what the US per year health care increase is.

    The chart -
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    The text -
    Gateway Pundit: American Health Care Spending Slowed Considerably in Recent Years

    American Health Care Spending Slowed Considerably in Recent Years
    Fred Bauer wrote about health care costs and cost challenges.

    Fred pointed out this study by the Heritage Enterprise that showed that US health care costs rose at a rate below several industrialized nations.

    Heritage Blog reported:

    The Kaiser Family Foundation used OECD data to show that the growth of American health care spending slowed considerably in recent years. Between 1990 and 2003, America's per capita health care inflation was 3.6% (less than in the 1980s). America's "spiraling health costs" were in fact comparable to growth in France and Iceland, and even lower than many countries, including Australia, Belgium and Britain.

    OECD data confirms that the trend continues through this decade, with American health spending increases being about the average for OECD countries (see below). And public systems continue to spill red ink; even with pharmaceutical price controls and rationing, limited access to technology, and minimal capital investments, Ontario's health budget is projected to grow by 16.5% over the next three years. Quebec's annual health inflation rate is almost 6%. In Britain, the NHS reports a 60-year average increase of 3% over inflation. Ireland's single-payer system has experienced constant price turbulence. Despite 4.7% deflation this May, Irish health costs still grew at an annualized rate of 3.5%.

    We live in a society -
    "of the Government, by the Government, for the Government".
    We are now slaves to A GREEDY government.
  2. editec

    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

    Jun 5, 2008
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    This actually doesn't surprise me.

    Our population is aging slower (per capita) than many other industrialized nations which offer some sort of more socialized medicine.

    Ironically, this may be one of the statistically weirder outcomes of illegal immigrants.

    They are serving to slow down the rate of our aging demographics.

    Sooner or later somebody (besides me) is going to realize that we cannot make every doctor a billionaire and every perveyor of drugs a multibillionaire.

    Doesn't matter if we pay those people through socialized medicine or private capitalism, that is basically a big part of the problem we're currently dealing with.

    Increase the SUPPLY of medicine and hopefully the cost will begin to decline.

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