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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