The High Cost of Healthcare: Your Life
I ran across an article in Time magazine about the costs of healthcare, "Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills are Killing Us." I'll admit I haven't read it all yet. Since it's not healthy for your blood to boil too long, I'm having to read the 11 pages in doses.
Author Steven Brill discusses inflated healthcare costs and the personal toll they take on patients. I've read, and written, similar articles. In this piece, Brill takes it up a notch, exposing the degree of greed that has overtaken healthcare. He provides examples of patients who have been the victims of hospital policies that deny life-saving treatment to those who can't front the cost of their medical care.
Corporate medical leaders are making insane amounts of money from overcharging for goods and services. Brill does the math: the average hospital charges 11 times the actual cost of doing business (yes, that statistic includes overhead costs). Even cutting the costs in half, corporate big wigs could still afford a lifestyle few Americans will ever know.
Corporate medical America has chosen to trade American lives for their personal excessive lifestyle.
Have you ever been denied healthcare?