To have freedom of choice (i.e., freedom) – one must be aware
60 Minutes: One Town’s Story – Rockford IL
What one city did to fight high drug prices reveals a drug supply chain in which just about every link can benefit when prices go up.
The Commonwealth Fund focused on care process, access, administrative efficiency, equity and health care outcomes, studying 72 indicators within those fields. The 11 countries analyzed were Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. In addition to ranking last or close to last in access, administrative efficiency, equity and health care outcomes, the U.S. was found to spend the most money on health care. continued
Mirror, Mirror 2017: International Comparison Reflects Flaws and Opportunities for Better U.S. Health Care
United States, the most expensive place in the world to get sick. New data from the Kaiser Family Foundation and New York Times shows “anyone short of Bill Gates is in big trouble if they get sick, even if they have insurance,” says Dr. David Himmelstein of Physicians for a National Health Program.
“Gene therapies offer dramatic promise but shocking costs” 4-6 million dollars per treatment