Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Cost of the Un-Insured


For all you "volume keeps prices low" yappers, consider this:

[Obama] said the "average American family is paying thousands" as part of their premiums to cover uncompensated care for the uninsured, implying that expanded coverage will slash insurance costs. But the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation puts the cost per family figure at $200

And for our friends in LaCrosse:

The president said that the United States spends $6,000 more on average than other countries on health care. Actually, U.S. per capita spending is about $2,500 more than the next highest-spending country. Obama's figure was a White House-calculated per-family estimate

Facts are stubborn things...

HT: AmSpecBlog

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