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- November 2, 2011 at 4:13 am #374352
Despite being one of the richest in the world it ranks according to the WHO as 37th in the world. Where doctors are paid exceedingly high salaries and people aren’t getting the care they deserve. According to wikipedia, “Health care costs in both countries are rising faster than inflation.” At this rate it’s like the housing market, a bubble about to burst!
Forbes states that “The US spends 15% of its GDP on health care–with little to show for it. In 2006, almost 16% of the population lacked health insurance.” Among nations in the world, America far exceeds the second highest spending country-Switzerland (but they have the results to show for it).
Of the top ten healthiest countries in the world, America isn’t even one of them. Japan having an average life expectancy of 73.6 years of age. Other top ten countries are located in Europe.
Is it because the whole system is focused on sick care instead of wellness care?
In addition, why is the United States the ONLY industrialized country that allows drugs to be directly marketed to consumers? Straight from the BMJ…
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