Health care is what? 16% of the total US economy? You can do the math.
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.
"Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911
UConn Advance - February 23, 2009 - Study shows defensive medicine widespreadThe study is based on a survey – believed to be the first of its kind – that was completed by more than 900 physicians in Massachusetts. It asked about their use of seven tests and procedures: plain film X-rays, CT scans, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasounds, laboratory testing, specialty referrals and consultations, and hospital admissions.
About 83 percent reported practicing defensive medicine, with an average of between 18 percent and 28 percent of tests, procedures, referrals, and consultations and 13 percent of hospitalizations ordered for defensive reasons.
Such practices were estimated to cost a minimum of $1.4 billion per year in Massachusetts.
Since Massachusetts has about 2% of the US population, total spent on defensive medicine to combat malpractice suits in the entire country would be well over 54 billion dollars. This study does not count the cost of malpractice insurance, lawyer's fees, court costs, etc.
Did they leave in the abortion funding?........