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Monthly Archives: June 2012
Politico reported about a month ago that while the US spends a lot more on health care per person than any other industrialized country, we are not significantly healthier.
According to the article, health care costs in the US are almost $8,000 per person while the second place country is just over $5,000 per person. That’s a difference of almost $3,000 per person. That’s huge.
One thing they point to is that the US uses a lot more expensive technology, like MRIs and CT scans. If we have and use all of this expensive technology, and it isn’t making us any healthier, then what’s the point?