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Old 03-15-2018, 04:57 PM   #1
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Why Is U.S. Health Care So Expensive?

A study comparing wealthy countries, US, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Australia, Japan, Sweden, France, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.

Findings In 2016, the United States spent nearly twice as much as 10 high-income countries on medical care and performed less well on many population health outcomes. Contrary to some explanations for high spending, social spending and health care utilization in the United States did not differ substantially from other high-income nations. Prices of labor and goods, including pharmaceuticals and devices, and administrative costs appeared to be the main drivers of the differences in spending.

Meaning Efforts targeting utilization alone are unlikely to reduce the growth in health care spending in the United States; a more concerted effort to reduce prices and administrative costs is likely needed.

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Old 03-16-2018, 12:22 PM   #2
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Modern American medicine, thy name is Martin Shkreli.

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Old 10-09-2020, 02:53 PM   #3
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This is America, capitalism at the highest.... Money money money is the god of too many. I think, but I've only been around 82 yrs....

And a huge population needs work, so we keep making jobs for as many as can be....

And then there are the Deep Pocket lobbyists...
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Old 10-09-2020, 10:46 PM   #4
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Indeed......Its all about $$$$$$ more than anything else....... Its quite sad!
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