By John C. Goodman | Monday October 1, 2012 at 12:14 PM PST | 2 Comments
The Institute of Medicine says we are wasting 30 cents of every dollar we spend on medical care. Originally I was going to pan the study, but I can’t resist a good read. Like this: If banking were like health care, automated teller machine (ATM) transactions would take not seconds but perhaps days or...
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Tags: Free Market, Government subsidies, health costs, health insurance, Healthcare, Institute of Medicine, Insurance, Medicare, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, Taxation, waste, Welfare
By John C. Goodman | Monday July 30, 2012 at 6:12 PM PST | 8 Comments
There have been a number of claims that lack of insurance is life threatening. The most recent and well known is an Institute of Medicine (IOM) study claiming that 18,000 people die every year because they do not have health insurance. Using a similar methodology, a study for the Physicians for a National Health...
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