Just about six more months. Until I'm eligible for Medicare. The part of the United States health care system that works the most efficiently and effectively. Because prices are regulated. I can hardly wait.
Today Ezra Klein shared "21 graphs that show America's health care prices are ludicrous."
It's bizarre that Congressional Republicans like Paul Ryan want to make our absurdly expensive health care system even more centered on the largely unregulated private insurance system that is bankrupting our country.
Compared to other industrialized countries we're paying way more for health care, and getting less health benefits. Conservatives should be outraged by this waste of public and private dollars, not trying to make the situation worse.
Here's a graph that shows how much more of our GDP goes to health care than, say, in Canada or the United Kingdom.