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- Jan 8, 2011
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It’s a system built on greed. What has increased more in cost over the past 40 years than HC? Maybe college tuition? Higher education and HC costs have gone straight up. Two terribly corrupt industries.Yeah, I’m intimately familiar with the fact that costs can be shifted, however shifted costs don’t mean that those costs VANISH, they’re still there and what you’re proposing doesn’t solve the problem since it doesn’t address the root cause of rising costs, it EXACERBATES them by further disconnecting the consumer from the cost of service and encouraging OVER-CONSUMPTION, insufficient supply meet artificially induced increased demand.What do you do about the problem of medical care over-consumption and under-supply resulting in price inflation that’s already happening under existing government health insurance systems? What about the costs associated with implementing such a system, just go further into debt to fund it?In the richest nation on earth. That’s a lot of poor suffering Americans.
What a great country!
Pandemic Swells Medicaid Enrollment to 80 Million People, a ‘High-Water Mark’
Pretty good indication we need universal healthcare like the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, Israel, Canada, Austrailia and the Gulf States.
The countries/continents you pointed out don’t carry our current debt and structural deficit burdens, not to mention the fact that they’re in part relying on U.S. obligations to provide for their national defense and thus carry a lower burden in that department as well. They also have their own scarcity issues of medical care along with the fact that they enjoy lower drug prices thanks the fact that American consumers shoulder the lions share of the burden of pharma R & D costs for them.
“Universal care” isn’t the silver bullet that some make it out to be, there are A LOT of questions that need to be addressed before traveling down that road.
Do you know what cost shifting is? Have you noticed private insurance premiums going up? You are already paying for seniors, indigents and million dollar premature infants.
Its all about priorities or maybe we really aren't smart enough or compassionate enough to pull it off.
Overconsumption isn't a problem. 60% of the healthcare dollar goes to seniors, premature babies and those with chronic diseases. The young, working family uses very little of the healthcare dollar.
Yet based on the recent ProPublica report, it’s possible that you had a higher effective tax rate than the top 25 billionaires in the country. So instead of giving you a tax cut, what Trump really should have given you is access to those billionaires armies of attorney’s, accountants, financial advisors and lobbyists.
So much for our “progressive” tax code, huh?
Hahahahahaha. You have nothing.
A dozen facts about the economics of the US health-care system
A well-functioning health-care sector supports well-being and is a prerequisite for a well-functioning economy. Unfortunately, the problems with U.S. health care—from high prices to excessive administrative costs to insufficient competition—are substantial. These 12 facts about the economics of U.S.www.brookings.edu
U.S. per capita health-care spending nearly quadrupled from 1980 to 2018. Spending on U.S. health …
U.S. health-care spending is almost twice as high as the OECD average. The United States spends …
Most health-care spending is on hospitals and professional services. U.S. health-care spending is …
Five percent of Americans accounted for half of all U.S. health-care spending in 2017. Health-care
What a country!