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Where do our wasted health dollars go to?

The biggest problem with health care delivery in the US is cost, which seems to have taken a back seat to other issues meant to be addressed by health care reform. We spend about $2.5 trillion dollars a year on health care—that’s over eight thousand dollars a year for every man, woman, and child. What’s [...]
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Wasteful Medical Spending Clogs Health Care Industry

Health : Medical News Today (5 years ago)

CNN: "Consider this: For every dollar the nation spends on health care, 50 cents is wasted. According to a 2008 report by Pricewaterhouse Cooper's Health Research Institute, wasteful spending accounts for $1.2 trillion of the $2.2 t... Read Post

Poll: The biggest obstacle to cutting health care spending

Industries / Medical : Kevin MD Medical Weblog (5 years ago)

Health economists estimate that 30 percent of annual health care spending is wasted money. That 30 percent translates to 700 billion dollars. Why is cutting health care costs such a challenge? Both Congress and the public are unwill... Read Post

Bartiromo falsehood: Health reform bill costs a "trillion dollars"

US Politics / Liberal : Media Matters for America (5 years ago)

On MSNBC's Morning Joe on July 27, CNBC host Maria Bartiromo falsely asserted as fact that the health care reform proposal under consideration in Congress will cost a "trillion dollars over 10 years." In fact, the Congressional Budg... Read Post


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