Article a few years ago in Scientific American compared the %GDP spent on healthcare in the developed countries. It also compared it to health outcomes. The result was that the US spent 15% of GDP on healthcare compared to around 10% for the UK and 8% for Japan. The health outcomes were inverse to spending so why was this?The suggestion is that the so-called "market" used in the US to supply healthcare (coming to an NHS near you) is in fact monopolistic /duopolistic as competition is restricted to those that can raise the finance to "compete".And the US branded the old NHS as inefficient! I think they should go back to that drawing board.
The biggest cause of personal bankrupcty in the US is long-term illness and paying for health care. that saying about death and taxes comes to mind.
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