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John Hawkins : 5 Liberal Lies About Obamacare - Townhall.com
1. The public option won't kill private health insurance.
Itís nonsense to say that private insurance will be outlawed, but it will be regulated. In fact, the bill envisions a wide variety of private policies being offered to the public through a new national health insurance exchange resembling the Federal Employee Health Benefits plan, which makes 269 different private plans in total available to federal workers,
Updated 08-27-2009 at 06:21 AM by CowboyTed
These are the latest figures. I have checked.
Are people saying FactCheck.Org is wrong. The number is a bit dated but there no reason it shouldn't hold.
In 2002 GDP was 10,000 Billion and 13.9 was spent on health.
Which gives a number of 1,390 billion spent on health in 2002.
$6 billion was given out in malpractise suits in 2002.
Which gives 0.43% of total health expenditure.
Notice that US spends more tax payer money on healthcare than Canada, Germany, or France...
Updated 09-17-2012 at 03:50 PM by CowboyTed
Comparing Healthcare US v France
Per Capita Health Expenditures by Country, 2007
The sum of public and private expenditure (in purchasing power parity terms in US dollars), divided by the population. Health expenditure includes the provision of health services (preventive and curative), family planning activities, nutrition activities, and emergency aid designated for health, but excludes the provision of water and sanitation
Updated 09-10-2011 at 05:18 AM by CowboyTed