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Why are Americans Getting So Little in Return for the Highest Medical Bills on the Planet?

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  • The US spends more on health care than the next 10 biggest spenders combined: Japan, Germany, France, China, the U.K., Italy, Canada, Brazil, Spain and Australia
  • Hospital costs are a leading cause of the $750 billion Americans overspend each year on health care
  • By dissecting the medical bills people have received, journalist, Time Magazine writer and author, Steven Brill, says we can see exactly how and why we are overspending and where the money is going. Americans are being grossly overcharged; even nonprofit hospitals are making greater profits than some prosperous for-profit businesses, and hospital presidents and department heads can make upwards of $2-4 million in annual salary
  • The entire system unfairly affect the poor and uninsured as they are charged the FULL inflated price while those with insurance have their costs radically reduced through pre-negotiated lowered rates. Hospitals get away with this nonsense while physicians would go to jail if they had charged separately like this. A so-called medical-billing advocate can help you not only read and understand the content of your bills, but also negotiate with the hospital to reduce the charges
  • If the U.S. health care system was a country, it would be the 6th largest economy on the entire planet. The losers are the patients; approximately 60 percent of all personal bankruptcies in the United States are related to exorbitant medical bills

By Dr. Mercola

Americans spend twice as much on health care per capita than any other country in the world; in fact according to a series of studies by the consulting firm McKinsey & Co, the US spends more on health care than the next 10 biggest spenders combined: Japan, Germany, France, China, the U.K., Italy, Canada, Brazil, Spain, and Australia.


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