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    Who is raking off the money?

    We spent 17.6% of our GDP on health care last year. And failed to cover nearly 15% of our population. With results that are third world.

    Japan spent 8% of their GDP, and covered everyone of their citizens.

    In the US, hundreds of thousands with insurance still went bankrupt because of medical bills. Nobody in Japan, Germany, Canada, et cet went bankrupt because of medical bills.

    So we are spending over twice as much per citizen for our health care system, not covering all of our citizens, and getting inferior results.

    That seems to say that at least a trillion has been skimmed from the system. How else to account for the fact that we are paying twice as much and getting a product inferior even to the system in Costa Rica.


    NCHC | Facts About Healthcare - Health Insurance Costs

    National health spending is expected to reach $2.5 trillion in 2009, accounting for 17.6 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP). By 2018, national health care expenditures are expected to reach $4.4 trillion¬ómore than double 2007 spending.1
     
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    More GIGO.

    Part of the reason Americans spend more on medical services is for the best reason in the world...Because we can.
     
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    You lie !
     
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    Prove it.
     
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    I see. You really enjoy paying Cadillac prices for a Yugo?

    But then, you are Dooodeee.......
     
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    I guess you missed all those stories a while back about Japanese citizens DYING because no hospital would take them.
     
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    Irrelevant and worthless attempt at analogy.

    Besides that, prices for out-of-pocket procedures like Lasik and plastic surgery have actually come down over the last several years.
     
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    Really? Is that why the Japanese have the highest average lifespan of any nation in the world?

    Yes, I did miss those stories. More than likely because they are just that, unsubstanciated blather and lies.
     
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    What idiots like you and the people that come up with these skewed statistics don't take into account are things like murders, auto crash deaths, drug addiction, obesity, etc ....

    All of which are more rampant in the U.S. than these socialist utopia's. Only a fucking idiot or a liar would believe and/or preach that the U.S. actually has the 37th best healthcare system in the world.......
     

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