Tag Archives: health care spending

NOT Thinking Differently

Of course, all those drugs cost a lot of money for consumers, while generating mega-profits for Big Pharma. They’re one reason why “health care” costs so much – and perhaps one reason why our lives are shorter than many of … Continue reading

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Stat!: Overtreatment Is a Problem…but Not for Me

Percent of Americans who think overtreatment is a “major problem” in American health care: 49 Percent who say that, over the past two years, they have not received any unnecessary medical tests or treatments themselves: 82 Percent who say their … Continue reading

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Stat!: Is the Standard American Diet Sickening?

Percentage of disposable income spent on food in the U.S. in 1984: about 15 Percentage spent on health care: about 9 Percentage spent on food in 2004: less than 10 Percentage spent on health care: 16.2 Source: Oil and Food … Continue reading

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