August 23, 2005

Gladwell on our Healthcare System

Malcolm Gladwell:
One of the great mysteries of political life i the United States is why Americans are s devoted to their health-care system. Six times i the past century—during the First World War during the Depression, during the Truman an Johnson Administrations, in the Senate in th nineteen-seventies, and during the Clinton years—efforts have been made to introduce som kind of universal health insurance, and eac time the efforts have been rejected. Instead, th United States has opted for a makeshift syste of increasing complexity and dysfunction Americans spend $5,267 per capita on healt care every year, almost two and half times th industrialized world’s median of $2,193; th extra spending comes to hundreds of billions o dollars a year.
Tyler Cowen offers a number of counterpoints, links really, to Gladwell's words. Posted by James Zellmer at August 23, 2005 9:04 AM | Subscribe to this site via RSS:
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