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How the Complicated US Healthcare System Makes $1 IV Bags Cost Hundreds

31st August 2013

Read it.

It’s not complicated at all. They can charge that because there is no competition, and no price pressure — the people receiving the service aren’t the people paying for it, and there is no political future for anybody advocating that people pay for their own health care when politicians roll over as soon as anybody whines ‘But what about the poor!’ Health care providers charge whatever they can get for every jot and tittle because the government and the insurance companies hammer them six ways from Sunday on everything they do.

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