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How Much Are We Really Spending on Health Care?



Virtually everyone in health policy has come to believe three things about the US health care system, and all three things are wrong:

  1. The US health care system is the most costly in the world; it costs twice as much, for example, as the developed country average.

  2. The reason our health care costs so much more is because our prices are higher.

  3. We could significantly reduce the cost of care by imposing government administered price controls.

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John C. Goodman is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, President of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research, and author of the widely acclaimed Independent books, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, and the award-winning, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal, among other media, have called him the “Father of Health Savings Accounts.”


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A BETTER CHOICE: Healthcare Solutions for America
Obamacare remains highly controversial and faces ongoing legal and political challenges. Polls show that by a large margin Americans remain opposed to the healthcare law and seek to “repeal and replace” it. However, the question is: Replace it with what?







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