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Health care mythology

Posted by George J Janczyn on August 24, 2009

My previous post on the subject of health care was to highlight the huge disparity in health care costs in our country compared to the rest of the world. As long as I’m on the subject, I highly recommend that you check out T.R. Reid’s piece in the Washington Post: Five Myths About Health Care Around the World. It is worthwhile reading. One of his observations is particularly noteworthy:

The key difference is that foreign health insurance plans exist only to pay people’s medical bills, not to make a profit. The United States is the only developed country that lets insurance companies profit from basic health coverage.

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