Monday, March 01, 2010

Not More, Just Different

Turns out when broken down by social program spending and sick care/rescue spending, the US values sickness more than health, and, just as interesting, the USA's overall spending on health & sickness is similar to other countries'.

One could apply some supply-side thinking and hypothesize that if we did more to keep the 300+ million Americans healthy, they'd be more productive than they are now, what with all that sick time missed at work, and GDP would go up, so that as a percentage of GDP, health/social program spending would go down...

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