A study compiled by the Commonwealth Fund reports that the U.S. Government could save $2 trillion in healthcare spending over the next decade, if it takes measures to pin spending to economic growth.
Maybe such a course could help resolve this disconnect, as reported by the Huffington Post:
The United States has the world’s most expensive healthcare system, which government forecasters say will cost more than $9,200 this year for every man, woman and child. Spending growth has slowed in recent years, but costs continue to outpace inflation and restrain overall economic growth.
Despite the nation’s massive healthcare bill, research shows that Americans die earlier and experience higher rates of disease than people in other countries – regardless of age, education, income, healthy behaviors or whether they have health insurance.
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