With just a little bit of research, it's not difficult to find industrialized Western democracies that spend a lot less per capita than we do on healthcare costs. And the government plays a larger role in their system than is provided for with the AHCA.
Jesus VOR, that is the same level of inductive logic mograyback is using to claim a shadow government brought down WTC7 and the Pentagon on 9/11. It's Stork Theory!
Let's pretend, just for grins, that governments might shave/misreport unemployment stats to make the numbers look better, thereby making themselves look better. Let's pretend hypothetically, that governments might mislead as to circumstance of an Ambassador's murder to downplay less palatable explanations.
Given the above (granted they are total fantasies), might it be possible that those governments like the UK would under report costs, and over report results?
Might it also be possible for a very bright competent lawyer-type to understand our own government, seeking control and power, might exaggerate costs of private care here?
You'll hear for example healthcare accounts for 1/6th of our economy (understanding that number represents everything from actual patient care costs, to Walgreen's stock performance, to Medtronic export profits, to bandaid sales, to medical construction company )profits, etc). Try this
Check the % of a $15T GDP that $8000/capita equals. Let's make it easy. $8000/capita equals 1/6th of US GDP. That would rate a >$32K/yr healthcare insurance cost per year Does your family's HC Policy cost >$32K/yr
Insurance companies are in the game to make money. So unless the avg healthcare policy for a family of four in this country is $32,000/year ($8000/person X 4), the reported $8000/capita number is pure rubbish. Back to UK under-reporting
The UKs #'s basically represent NHS costs alone. Yet the NHS provides nowhere near 100% of UK care. 20% of UK care is administered outside of the NHS in private settings. So while the US reports all remotely health related costs as if they are patient care related, the UK reports only ~80% of patient care related costs.
. . . . . . . now can we talk about comparative med mal costs?
This post was edited on 11/23 at 11:58 am