Why Your Health Care Costs So Much

May 10, 2011

Why is health care so expensive in America? Hint: It ain’t TORTS, it ain’t illegals, it ain’t because we’re fat.

[Tip of the Hat to Barry Ritholtz of The Big Picture, who always builds or finds the coolest graphs. #nerd]

Why Your Stitches Cost $1,500 - Part Two
Via: Medical Billing And Coding

I managed some pretty cogent writing on the health care issue back in my AnyIdiot.org days. Check out these pre-Affordable Care Act posts:
More Raging Health Care Debate

Are We Idiots, or What?

Obviously, I have my biases, but I base my opinions on fact-based analysis from such highly-regarded non-partisan sources as
McKinsey Global Instititute
. McKinsey is an international research and consulting firm catering to multinational corporate types, not lefty bloggers like me. In 2007 McKinsey published the results of an exhaustive study Accounting for the cost of health care in the United States, which is still relevant today as we face deficit/debt problems largely driven by insanely inflated health care costs.


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