Why Are Healthcare Costs So High in the United States?

Just for a change today I am posting an interesting video I recently watched which questions “Why Are Healthcare Costs So High in the United States?“.

Eventually I think simulation will help to diminish some of these costs (risk aversion from increased technical, cognitive and and behaviorial training). But for now, a thought-provoking video worth considering:


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From the Video’s Explanation:

John discusses the complicated reasons why the United States spends so much more on health care than any other country in the world, and along the way reveals some surprising information, including that Americans spend more of their tax dollars on public health care than people in Canada, the UK, or Australia. Who’s at fault? Insurance companies? Drug companies? Malpractice lawyers? Hospitals? Or is it more complicated than a simple blame game? (Hint: It’s that one.)

For a much more thorough examination of health care expenses in America, I recommend this series at The Incidental Economist:http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wor…
The Commonwealth Fund’s Study of Health Care Prices in the US:http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/med…
Some of the stats in this video also come from this New York Times story: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/02/hea…


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