u.s. health care system
"The U.S. health care system is like a gigantic, top-heavy Rube Goldberg machine that should be handed over to the people who run Taco Bell. At least they know how to think outside the bun."
"The broken U.S. health care system is like an old car that at one time was a top-of-the-line muscle car but due to neglect has been reduced to a beat-up wreck that limps along belching blue smoke from its tailpipe. If the owner is a person of means, the remedy is simple enough. If not, the solution is to pour more oil into the engine in the hope that somehow it will continue running. In time, however, the engine will die and the car will stop running. Similarly, we can continue to
pour more money into health care without improving performance as the WHO report suggests and even adopt universal health insurance coverage without making health care affordable as the bankruptcy study indicates. Driven by financialization, the system will limp along until
it collapses and then it will become clear to all that the problem is systemic."
It's an 800 pound hog that wants to eat everything it can get its mouth on. In the case of the medical systems it wants to get as much money from every human being as possible. If you have trouble with this idea, look at the cost of healthcare in the US compared to other industrialized nations. The US spends ~18% of its GDP on medical care. Other countries spend ~10-12%. Where is all that money going?
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