[ExI] Medical Costs

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Tue Feb 19 05:26:50 UTC 2008

At 08:45 PM 2/18/2008 -0800, Lee wrote:

>Later on, for all things it will be only the *government* that gets
>the bill, and the bureaucrats will find that the easiest path is just
>to raise taxes.

And yet (I know it's very wicked to say this) the cost of 
medical/surgical/hospital care in Australia and the UK, much of it 
mediated by government funding, is significantly less than it is in 
the USA. As Stathis posted last year: "The US spends a greater 
proportion of GDP on health care than most developed countries but 
has worse overall health outcomes than most developed countries." No, 
no, look away, look away.

Damien Broderick

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