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The real reason the U.S. spends twice as much on health care as other wealthy countries

A sweeping new study of health-care expenditures found that the United States spends almost twice as much on health care as 10 other wealthy countries, a difference driven by high prices - including d... read more

The Real Reason US Health Care Costs So Much

An extensive new analysis of why the U.S. spends so much more on health care than other rich countries reinforces the answer other recent studies have found: It’s not that Americans get more care or r... read more

The Daily 202: Response to Khashoggi crisis typifies the Trump foreign policy doctrine

Respect for the “sovereignty” of other countries has become a Trump buzzword in foreign policy speeches, including at the United Nations last month. He’s said the U.S. shouldn’t meddle ... on issues r... read more

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Trump is incensed by a ragtag group of migrants - here's what the fuss is about

The fight has the real potential to shut down the U.S. government — once again — as Homeland Security funding, which runs out on Dec. 7, is tied to spending bills for health ... since other countries ... read more


Suppose Democrats win on “Medicare for All”: What happens then, and will it work?

In many ways, U.S. health care falls far short of what other countries ... 300 to as much as $3,000 within a given area, with prices tending to be higher at hospitals than at free-standing imaging cen... read more

The U.S. Health Care System Doesn’t Need Price Controls. It Needs Price Signals.

Both pieces offer essentially the same thesis: The U.S. spends too much on health care ... and a handful of whom are ultra-wealthy foreigners charged fantastic rates because they can afford it. This i... read more

Trump’s Complaints About NATO Defense Spending Don’t Add Up

If U.S. interests are truly Trump’s concern, the real reason to want ... things like universal health care, childcare, or affordable higher education. Those things happen to be common in the European ... read more

Patients Versus Shareholders

It swept through health care as it did every other part of the U.S ... much for an MRI as the cheapest provider. Reputation accounts for a tiny fraction (3%) of these differences. One of the ... read more

Heart disease used to be an ailment of the rich. But it’s now striking the world’s poor.

Heart disease, which is still thought of as a lifestyle disease of wealthy Americans ... to receive appropriate care. A growing number of countries are deploying community health workers in the fight ... read more

Researchers Finger Three Reasons for U.S. Healthcare Overspending

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association asks, “Why is health care spending in the United States so much greater than in other ... compared the United States to ten other wealthy ... read more

The real reason the U.S. spends twice as much on health care as other wealthy countries

A sweeping new study of health-care expenditures found that the United States spends almost twice as much on health care as 10 other wealthy countries, a difference driven by high prices — including d... read more

Spending Can Be Cut

Certainly that would never fly at the individual level: Imagine paying your mortgage twice, or coughing up cash for stuff you never received. Other countries ... essential spending—that is, clothing, ... read more



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