Oct 092010
Switzerland and the Netherlands Health Care vs. the U.S.

Politifact researched health care differences between Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the U.S: Who provides the health insurance: private companies in all three countries “the insurers are indeed private, profit-seeking companies” Who has universal coverage: Switzerland and the Netherlands “As for the number of uninsured Americans, the most commonly cited number is 46 million.” Spending: the […Full Article]

Oct 082010
Economic Cost of Chronic Diseases

The Milken Institute in October 2007 also performed a study on the cost of chronic disease to the U.S. economy. The report covered seven common chronic diseases: cancers, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, mental disorders, and pulmonary conditions. Their major findings included: The economic impact in the U.S. in 2003 (in billions of dollars) for […Full Article]

Oct 082010
Economic Cost of the Uninsured

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation in May 2002 performed a study on the cost of not covering the uninsured and the consequences of being uninsured. Their major findings included: Health insurance reduces mortality rates, meaning a person with health insurance will have a longer lifespan, by 10-15%. “The combination of less ability to work […Full Article]

Oct 082010
Bankruptcies Due to Medical Costs

Researchers at the Kellogg School mentioned that “medical expenses contribute to less than 20 percent of all bankruptcies.” To read the entire article, click on Medical Costs Contribute To Fewer Than One In Five Bankruptcies, Say Kellogg Management School Researchers. Researchers at Northwestern University mentioned that “medical bills are a contributing factor in just 17 […Full Article]