US Health System (General)

by dulan drift, Tuesday, July 06, 2021, 18:08 (196 days ago)

Feels like an oxymoron writing the heading after reading this:

San Diego Union-Tribune: Americans .. spend about twice per person what people in other developed countries spend for healthcare yet have less to show for it.

Despite the $3.5 trillion we shell out annually on medical treatment, Americans have a shorter life expectancy and higher rates of infant mortality than our economic peers — two key measures of healthcare efficacy.

Taking a look at Scripps currently - this story came up - it's an interesting article - outlines institutionalized rorting. I know Dan has said before the US health system is a mess - this helps explain one aspect at least.

US Health System

by dan @, Tuesday, July 06, 2021, 20:06 (196 days ago) @ dulan drift

Taking a look at Scripps currently - this story came up - it's an interesting article - outlines institutionalized rorting. I know Dan has said before the US health system is a mess - this helps explain one aspect at least.

I'll go even farther. The dysfunctional state of the US health care system is the single biggest drag on every social metric, be it education, economy, international competitiveness, infant mortality, life span, everything.

It will be the downfall of the US unless we can fix it. The downfall will be blamed on something else, of course. But what is more important than basic health care?

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