Thursday, May 04, 2006

Are Americans getting Value from Their Health Care?

According to BBC News, researchers have found that the richest Americans are as healthy as the poorest Britons. My guess as to the cause is stress. Most Americans lead stressful lifestyles. America is a more stressful society because we have little in the way of social safety nets. Or perhaps, we've become a more stressful society. Many people used to work for one employer their whole lives and they had pensions. Now, you're the exception if you retire with a pension from lifetime employment with one firm. Regardless, Americans pay twice as much for the equivalent health care and we are sicker overall.
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