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    Soaring cost of healthcare sets a record

    Healthcare spending grew to a record 17.3% of the U.S. economy last year

    Reporting from Washington - In a stark reminder of growing costs, the government has released a new estimate that healthcare spending grew to a record 17.3% of the U.S. economy last year, marking the largest one-year jump in its share of the economy since the government started keeping such records half a century ago.
    Regardless of how we feel about the current health care reform debate, of whether said reform would bring down costs or not, there is one thing on which we all should agree: The current system is not sustainable over the long haul.
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    Re: Soaring cost of healthcare sets a record

    and thanks to the "Party of NO" and a bunch of spineless Democrats, our healthcare system will remain broken and insurance companies that contribute millions to their campaigns, will continue to rape the American public.
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    Re: Soaring cost of healthcare sets a record

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    and thanks to the "Party of NO" and a bunch of spineless Democrats, our healthcare system will remain broken and insurance companies that contribute millions to their campaigns, will continue to rape the American public.
    Baseless allegation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Baseless allegation.
    Obviously you are a fan of the current system.....of course you would think that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Obviously you are a fan of the current system.....of course you would think that.
    Baseless assertions.
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    Re: Soaring cost of healthcare sets a record

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Healthcare spending grew to a record 17.3% of the U.S. economy last year



    Regardless of how we feel about the current health care reform debate, of whether said reform would bring down costs or not, there is one thing on which we all should agree: The current system is not sustainable over the long haul.
    Uhm, how disingenuous. A massive recession hits, building, investment, production is GOING TO be down... but regardless of economic conditions, people still have health issues...

    Did it really "grow" or did the other economic numbers just get smaller?


    See folks, this is a case of media bias, plain, in your face and it succeeded in producing the desired response in the target audience. Blind unthinking acceptance that that healthcare costs are out of control, and something has to be done!

    Disneydude and Dittoheadnot! did not stop to consider the possible causes of this rise, they just accepted it blindly. The media powers that push this crap want that. Don't let the media fool you.
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    Re: Soaring cost of healthcare sets a record

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    and thanks to the "Party of NO" and a bunch of spineless Democrats, our healthcare system will remain broken and insurance companies that contribute millions to their campaigns, will continue to rape the American public.
    Yeah, so let's add $13 trillion to it. That'll fix it. Good gawd almighty, it's like herding cats.

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    Re: Soaring cost of healthcare sets a record

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Healthcare spending grew to a record 17.3% of the U.S. economy last year



    Regardless of how we feel about the current health care reform debate, of whether said reform would bring down costs or not, there is one thing on which we all should agree: The current system is not sustainable over the long haul.
    The cost won't grow infinitely, we may just have to wait till more baby boomers die.
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    Re: Soaring cost of healthcare sets a record

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Uhm, how disingenuous. A massive recession hits, building, investment, production is GOING TO be down... but regardless of economic conditions, people still have health issues...

    Did it really "grow" or did the other economic numbers just get smaller?


    See folks, this is a case of media bias, plain, in your face and it succeeded in producing the desired response in the target audience. Blind unthinking acceptance that that healthcare costs are out of control, and something has to be done!

    Disneydude and Dittoheadnot! did not stop to consider the possible causes of this rise, they just accepted it blindly. The media powers that push this crap want that. Don't let the media fool you.
    Health care inflation has been approaching double digits for some time. Hell in 2006 i believe it was 7.7%. Such a scenario is unsustainable especially for those calling for tax cuts.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Re: Soaring cost of healthcare sets a record

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Uhm, how disingenuous. A massive recession hits, building, investment, production is GOING TO be down... but regardless of economic conditions, people still have health issues...

    Did it really "grow" or did the other economic numbers just get smaller?

    Other economic numbers didn't get smaller, they just didn't grow very much.


    GDP growth anemic again
    Since When Is 0.6% Growth Good News?

    A 0.6% growth is abominable, but it is not a decrease.

    No, health care costs are rising astronomically, and have been for quite some time now.

    If you add the cost of the federal government plus the cost of health care, the two add up to six trillion out of a GDP of $14.25 trillion, or over 41% of the GDP. Add to that state and local government spending, and you have somewhere over half of the GDP tied up in government and health care, with both of those rising faster than inflation.
    Houston, we have a problem.
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