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Why Is Health Care So Expensive? [Pic]

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Why Is Health Care So Expensive? [Pic]. Ever wonder why one aspirin or a bandage costs upwards of $50 when you get it at the hospital?
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Hits: 12157 | Favorites: 1 | Emailed: 1 | Rating: 2.4 | Category: News & Politics | Date: 06/10/2012
 
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Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2850 Posts
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 1:11:21 AM
@dang007

"Did you forget your VAT tax in that little calculation???"

I clearly stated that I was talking about income-based taxes. VAT is expenditure-based, and quite a bit harder to measure.

"And yes."

I'm not trying to pick a fight; I`m genuinely interested to see a comparison. How much do you pay in income-based taxes, and how much do you spend for your healthcare?

thescotsman
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 54 Posts
Monday, June 11, 2012 7:06:23 PM
Nurses deserve way more than they are getting-They do all the work while the docs get all the money-I went to see a spinal specialist in Boston, after looking at my MRI, and a 6 minute exam, he said I don't need surgery-and charged me $485.00 dollars-I don`t care how well qualified you are 15 minutes does not equate to that much money--I refuse to pay.

DShephard
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1597 Posts
Monday, June 11, 2012 5:58:36 PM
My dear mother is a Surgical Nurse, and she worked 72 hours last week.
She deserves every penny she got for it, and da*n whoever says she doesn't.

Essersmith
Male, 18-29, Europe
 273 Posts
Monday, June 11, 2012 1:27:24 PM
its funny how the graph that shows elderly population also reflects how bad elderly people have it in the US. All the other countries are rising, the US is falling.

Does this show worse or better living standards than the rest of the world? And indirectly the skill of respective doctors?

dang007
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 590 Posts
Monday, June 11, 2012 12:00:09 PM
Do Americans typically pay less than 19% of their income for all their national and local income-based taxes, and payments for fully-comprehensive healthcare?

Did you forget your VAT tax in that little calculation???

And yes.

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