1. Experts often fail to mention that UK pays doctors (and nurses) significantly less - 75% less vs US GPs, which increases healthcare spending/person costs in US, where there’s also more private spending. In UK, some politicians want to increase healthcare spending/person.
2. In US, to achieve better healthcare outcomes, more $ may need to be spent, particularly in rural communities or where infant mortality rates are higher. Some states like Colorado spend less than $6500/person on healthcare whereas states like Massachusetts spend $11,000/person.
3. Healthcare spending is a bit like education spending - sometimes you do get what you pay for and attempting to slash spending could hurt healthcare outcomes. Majority of Americans get healthcare from jobs, where employers, not taxpayers, pick up the bulk of insurance costs.
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