The American Health Care Paradox

The American Health Care Paradox

Why Spending More Is Getting Us Less

Book - 2013 | First edition
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For decades, experts have puzzled over why the US spends more on health care but suffers poorer outcomes than other industrialized nations. Bradley and Taylor marshal extensive research, including a comparative study of health care data from thirty countries, and get to the root of this paradox: We've left out of our tally the most impactful expenditures countries make to improve the health of their populations: investments in social services.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781610392099
1610392094
Branch Call Number: 362.1 BRADLEY
Characteristics: xix, 248 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Taylor, Lauren A. - Author

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Jan 06, 2014

Golly, more Yale guys claiming this to be a "paradox" ("who could have foreseen" "unintended consequences" and blah, blah, blah). "We've left out of our tally the most impactful expenditures countries make to improve the health of their populations; investments in social services." ("WE'VE" left it out, dear?) And "our allergy to government programs" again with the "OUR," dear? Somehow, the Gates Foundation, predictably, financed this redirection, misdirection and obfuscation. That would be funded by Bill Gates, from Microsoft profits, and Gates, or a Microsoft exec, routinely have attended those international banking conferences (a k a Bilderbergers) with David Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, and others - - the same Rockefeller who sits on the board of the Peterson Institute, founded to promote the ending of Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, and employment in the USA! Note the incongruities underlying this book? Note the obvious agenda contradictions here? The same people funding their study are defunding social services and America? Very confusing, very murky? Although I didn't matriculate at Yale or Harvard, these are th top two cost drivers of American healthcare (what the author should have explained): (1) hedge fund super-speculation across the entire healthcare sector; (2) private equity/leveraged buyouts across the entire healthcare sector. (#3 is corruption which is carefully ignored by congress and therefore unaddressed by the government agencies, and that's corrupt at the corporate level, i.e., HCA, et cetera.) Their opinion on the ACA should be pretty obvious to one and all by this time, as they are fundamentally correct, and exactly what the "Physicians for National Healthcare" have been saying for quite some time! [Should be rated EXECRABLE under the "manufactured consensus confusion" category, but I gave it a poor to suggest a perfect example of corporate-velvet propaganda.]

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