The U. S. Spends More on Healthcare Than Any Other Nation, but gets Less

The U.S. Spends more on healthcare than any other nation, but gets less “In the U.S. health system, for example, money flows from households to the providers of health care through a vast network of relatively uncoordinated pipes and capillaries of various sizes. Although the huge federal Medicare program and the federal-state Medicaid programs do […]

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50 Million Adults are Uninsured Each Year

50 Million Adults are Uninsured Each Year “…In prior posts, I have tried to produce some figures that help illuminate the immense degree of “churn” in our system (I, II). In this post, I do the same thing, but with a new data source. What this source reveals is that, in a given 12 month […]

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U.S. Funds More Healthcare via Taxes than other Developed Nations

U.S. funds more healthcare via taxes than other developed nations “As is well known, US health care costs are far higher than those in any other nation (Table 3). However, the high level of tax-funded spending in the United States receives less attention. Indeed, tax-funded health expenditures in the United States account for a larger […]

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