One-Third Of Americans Are On Government Healthcare

Posted: May 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

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The US is fourth in the world in terms of per capita government spending on health care, behind only Norway, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. So where does this money go? Interesting how much of it winds up in the pockets of private insurance companies.

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Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute,

The US House of Representatives voted today to “repeal and replace” Obamacare. Unfortunately, those who use the phrase “repeal and replace” are greatly exaggerating the extent to which the Affordable Care Act is actually repealed.

While perhaps a tiny step in the right direction, the new legislation signals no departure whatsoever from the long-establishedtrend of expanding the role of government programs in subsidizing andregulating the healthcare industry.

Perhaps worst of all, since this is being called a “repeal,” many may be prompted to think that the US health care system is a “free market” system, or that government spending has only a very small role in the industry.

This couldn’t be further from the truth.

In fact, the US is fourth in the world in terms of per capita government spending on health care, behind only Norway, Luxembourg, and the…

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Comments
  1. Kenneth T. says:

    Healthcare? Hahaha, that’s a funny word indeed.
    Personally I have “healthcare” through employment (no it isn’t free, I still pay for it), I rarely use it but it’s still required, here in the US of A, for me to have it.
    *healthcare? and adding “government” to the mix? extreme laughter. hahahaha!

  2. You’re right, Kenneth. Health care in the US is a joke. The abysmal health status of Americans proves it.

  3. Interesting link. The theory that social welfare programs are a form of social control goes back to the 1930s. John Strachey mentions it in The Coming Struggle for Power – see https://stuartjeannebramhall.com/2017/02/10/the-importance-of-fascism-in-end-stage-capitalism/

    I think it has merit.

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