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  •  lol (0+ / 0-)
    Can I get a citation from somewhere other (1+ / 0-)

    than an editorial site?

    I see what you did there.

    by GoGoGoEverton on Sat May 04, 2013 at 06:09:59 AM PDT

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    •  Just click on the links (0+ / 0-)

      You will find many citations.  It's all there for you....
       BTW, why don't you reveal your data sources like Rogoff & Reinhart?

      •  PNHP best place to start (0+ / 0-)

        Peeking through the fog.
        PNHP Research:

        1. Administrative costs consume 31 percent of US health spending, most of it unnecessary.
        (Woolhandler, et al “Costs of Health Administration in the U.S. and Canada,” NEJM 349(8) Sept. 21, 2003)

        2. Medical bills contribute to half of all personal bankruptcies. Three-fourths of those bankrupted had health insurance at the time they got sick or injured.
        1. “Illness and Injury as Contributors to Bankruptcy,” Himmelstein et al, Health Affairs Web Exclusive, February 2, 2005.
        2. “Medical Bankruptcy in the United States, 2007: Results of a National Study,” Himmelstein, D.U., Thorne, D., Warren, E., Woolhandler, S. (2009), Am J Med, 122, 741-746.
        3. “Medical Bankruptcy Fact Sheet,” Himmelstein, D.U., Thorne, D., Warren, E., Woolhandler, S. (2009).
        4. “Medical Bankruptcy Q&A,” Himmelstein, D.U., Thorne, D., Warren, E., Woolhandler, S. (2009).

        3. Taxes already pay for more than 60 percent of US health spending
        Americans pay the highest health care taxes in the world. We pay for national health insurance, but don’t get it.
        (Woolhandler, et al. “Paying for National Health Insurance — And Not Getting It,” Health Affairs 21(4); July / Aug. 2002)

        4. Despite spending far less per capita for health care, Canadians are healthier and have better measures of access to health care than Americans.
        (Lasser et al. “Access to Care, Health Status, and Health Disparities in the United States and Canada: Results of a Cross-National Population-Based Survey,” American Journal of Public Health; July 2006, Vol 96, No. 7)

        Citations!  Obamacare was shrouded in secrecy.  Now that we see it.  It is very ugly.  60/40 and 70/30 insurance is not acceptable and guarantees bankruptcy and bad health.

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