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Monday, February 09, 2009

Chupacabra Index

Amount of TARP funds paid out under the Bush administration: $350 billion

Annual administrative costs, profit for investors and shareholders, and management salaries of American for-profit health care insurance companies: $350 billion

Ratio of U.S. health care spending per capita to that of other industrialized countries: 2:1

Percentage personal bankruptcies caused by medical expenses: 50

Percentage of these bankrupt individuals who had health insurance when they got sick or injured: 76

Number American women who cannot afford reproductive health care: 17 million

Number American women receiving reproductive health care through federal Title X program: 5 million

Percentage of all births in Texas paid for by Medicaid: 56

(Hey, it worked for Lewis Lapham)


At 2:57 PM , Blogger liquiddaddy said...

The U.S. has the highest infant mortality rate in the developed world with a mediocre life expectancy of 78. For "the best health care system in the world" that's pretty crappy. The 52% of babies born under Medicaid do not receive adequate pre-natal care and no amount of facts and figures from HHS is gonna change that reality.

Good subject. Great post


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