11 June 2011

What we all now know (but shan't say) about U.S. healthcare

Ezra Klein has an excellent article on healthcare summed up by the statement that the Republican plan has been shown repeatedly to not work while the Democratic plan is untried. His claim, which makes perfect sense, is that we should adopt one of the systems that has been shown to work in other advanced countries. He presents the following chart that combines both government and private costs. This is a useful graphic as it counters the misconception that other countries' cost advantage hides the extra tax burden.

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