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U.S. health care - last in quality, first in cost


By tovarichpeter   Follow   Tue, 26 Mar 2013, 6:34am PDT   185 views   7 comments   Watch (0)   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (1)  

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/26/charts-health-care-costs-americans_n_2957266.html

Having a baby is just one medical cost that's higher in the United States than in other countries, according to a new report. Decades of data have shown time and again that the U.S. has the costliest health care system in the world by a variety of measures.

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Bellingham Bill   befriend   ignore   Tue, 26 Mar 2013, 6:42am PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 1

There's a FRED chart for that:

http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/graph/?g=gTG

inflation-adjusted CPI for medical care.

so what cost $240 in 2012 dollars in 1990 now costs $360.

IOW, medical care has exceeded inflation by 50% since 1990.

APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   befriend   ignore   Tue, 26 Mar 2013, 8:11am PDT   Share   Quote   Like (2)   Dislike (1)     Comment 2

Yeah, but medical insurance execs make 100x the average wage in western countries and can buy loads of pussy, entertainment and human sacrifices they can't. Why do you hate success? US Medical insurance execs live in Caligulan splendor and you sit around and whine. Whose got the better country? You could get control of an advance western nation, get these gigs and live in Caligulan splendor, too. Why don't you?

errc   befriend   ignore   Tue, 26 Mar 2013, 8:28am PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 3

Bellingham Bill says

There's a FRED chart for that:

http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/graph/?g=gTG

inflation-adjusted CPI for medical care.

so what cost $240 in 2012 dollars in 1990 now costs $360.

IOW, medical care has exceeded inflation by 50% since 1990.

The usda introduced the Food Pyramid in 1992, suggesting that the citizenry poison themselves with a dozen servings of toxic grains etc per day. Coupled with wrongly villifying "fats", is it any wonder why?

zzyzzx   befriend   ignore   Tue, 26 Mar 2013, 8:39am PDT   Share   Quote   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 4

errc says

The usda introduced the Food Pyramid in 1992,

Obligatory:

APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   befriend   ignore   Tue, 26 Mar 2013, 8:41am PDT   Share   Quote   Like (2)   Dislike (1)     Comment 5

A doctor in the US can demand 1000 bucks to fist you just to make sure you have an asshole. And you have to pay it or they fuck your credit rating and your kids starve. This is success. Why do you hate success?

CashWillCrash   befriend   ignore   Tue, 26 Mar 2013, 10:00am PDT   Share   Quote   Like (1)   Dislike (1)     Comment 6

Hey, if every necessary, I can check if you got an asshole for only 100 bucks! Or if you are an asshole for only 10 bucks.

CashWillCrash   befriend   ignore   Tue, 26 Mar 2013, 10:01am PDT   Share   Quote   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 7

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