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

By tovarichpeter   2013 Mar 26, 6:34am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   448 views   7 comments   watch (0)   share   quote  

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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1   Bellingham Bill (20/20 = 100% civil)   2013 Mar 26, 6:42am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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.

2   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   2013 Mar 26, 8:11am  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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?

3   errc (30/30 = 100% civil)   2013 Mar 26, 8:28am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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?

4   zzyzzx (78/78 = 100% civil)   2013 Mar 26, 8:39am  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

errc says

The usda introduced the Food Pyramid in 1992,

Obligatory:

5   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   2013 Mar 26, 8:41am  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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?

6   CashWillCrash   2013 Mar 26, 10:00am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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.

7   CashWillCrash   2013 Mar 26, 10:01am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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