Why Are American Health Care Costs So High?

United States’ High Costs vs. Free European Care Explained

This seven-minute video, courtesy of a post on Upworthy.com, simplifies a few very complex issues affecting the cost of Healthcare in the United States, compared to countries who receive free healthcare.

It fully supports our main focus in the Healthcare Roller Coaster White Paper Series, that the providers are suffering, bringing down distributors, and soon the manufacturers too.  John Green, a YouTube vlogger (video blogger), does a good, non-partisan job of identifying variables, briefly explaining their complexities and summarizing into main points respectively.


“John Green discusses the complicated reasons why the United States spends so much more on health care than any other country in the world, and along the way reveals some surprising information, including that Americans spend more of their tax dollars on public health care than people in Canada, the UK, or Australia. Who’s at fault? Insurance companies? Drug companies? Malpractice lawyers? Hospitals? Or is it more complicated than a simple blame game? (Hint: It’s that one.) (YouTube.com, Aug 2013)”.

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