Medical News


I keep coming across comparative facts about America’s health care system and that in other developed nations. I thought the best way to present this information Is by just creating a central page to post whatever I find. That will be the purpose of this page and the content will ever be expanding. Check back often. 

  • 1/22/2020: United Health Group had revenues of $226 billion in 2018; up from $130 billion in 2014.
  • 1/18/2020: Freshman GOP Rep. Roger Marshall from Kansas says that poor people don’t want health care and won’t take care of themselves. He is a doctor and part of a strong Republican move to kill the ACA in its entirety.
  • 1/14/2020: HEADLINE: “US health system costs four times more to run than Canada’s single-payer system.” Take note that this is the cost of health care, it only the administrative cost of providing health care; as in paying for the person who calls you and schedules an appointment. In America, the average per-person cost runs $2,497 while in Canada the number is $551.
  • 1/2/2020: Big Pharma is marking the new year with a bunch of price increases on life-altering medicines. Click HERE.
  • 12/31/19: A New York woman went to her doctor with a sore throat. The doctor took a throat culture, ran some blood tests, and wrote a script for an antibiotic. A few days later the woman got a bill for over $28,000.
  • 12/23/19: Importing drugs from Canada won’t guarantee Americans will pay lower drug prices. Click HERE:
  • 12/22/19: According to Forbes Magazine Medicare for All is off the table in favor of Biden’s plan to fix Obamacare and add a public option. Sanders may be the only Democrat candidate still clinging on to “for all” answer to health care.
  • 12/21/19: Obamacare continues to be attacked by conservative judges. On December 18th, 2019 a federal appeals court voided the individual mandate but left intact what remains of the original law. It will certainly become an issue in the 2020 elections.
  • 12/20/19: “In 2017 Americans spent an average of $10,224 per person on health care, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation study. The equivalent figure across similarly wealthy countries that year was just $5,280. et despite spending almost twice as much as Australians, Canadians, Japanese, and many Europeans, Americans suffer from lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality rates, and a higher prevalence of heart disease, lung disease, and sexually transmitted infections.”
  • 12/19/29: In Holland, a CT Scan cost approximately $100. In Amerca, that same common procedure costs at a minimum, $1,100.
  • 12/18/19: Americans pay more for health care than do the citizens of all other developed nations and it’s not the best care.

 

 

 

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