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March 5, 2011

Health Costs + Life Expectancy: US vs. The World

Filed under: Medicare — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:04 am

The Economist graphs annual health care costs against life expectancy and finds the US way out in right field.  Why? A profit driven health industry built on high insurance premiums, outrageous overhead, pricey drugs, unnecessary tests. There are people who like to brag about our flagship operating rooms – Cleveland and Mayo Clinics, Johns Hopkins, Mass General – to which all the Saudi shieks go.  Try running the  shieks through your local emergency room with no money in their accounts.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/buttonwood/2011/03/health_costs_and_life_expectancy

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2 Comments »

  1. Cute baby!

    Comment by Mimi Dennis — March 5, 2011 @ 9:42 am

  2. How about some more posts about the Mets? This is good and all, but we really want to hear about who is going to fix this mess in Flushing.

    Comment by Chris — March 6, 2011 @ 8:43 pm


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