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Another Way To Look At Healthcare Spending

Posted by ageofpericles on May 29, 2009

Crossposted from Age of Pericles

Liberals Use Improper Metrics To Color Healthcare Debate

The United States spends more per capita on health insurance than any other developed nation. Health spending is expected to rise to 20% of GDP by 2017. Medicare and Medicaid will consume 9% of the federal budget by 2035. The grim statistics march across the pages of the President’s budget, fly forth from Nancy Pelosi’s unctuous lips, and swim through the ocean of red ink that is the Obama deficit. No sane politician would extol the virtues of skyrocketing health costs, but research indicates that this cloud has a silver lining. The two largest pharmaceutical companies, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer, have research budgets of 11% and 15% of their total revenues. Both are based in the United States. The third largest pharmaceutical company, Bayer, is based in Germany where socialized medicine reigns. It budgets only 4% of its outlays for research. This gulf is not limited to private industry; the European Union governments spent $3.7 billion on health research. The National Institute of Health’s budget is allotted at almost eight times that, and results show. The United States birthed or heavily affected the development of five of six of the most major medical advances in the last quarter century of the second millenium. Scientists working in America won more than twice as many Nobel Prizes in the field of medicine than those working elsewhere between 1996 and 2006.

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Is Obama becoming more fascist each day?

Posted by avideditor on May 29, 2009

Or is it just me?

Some great photoshops by Rides a Pale Horse


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Some Amazing War Porn

Posted by avideditor on May 29, 2009

HT Holiger Awakens 

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Biden picking his Nose with both hands

Posted by avideditor on May 29, 2009

Photoshop done by Iskandar

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British Hostages in Iraq Languish for 2 Years

Posted by Glezele Vayne on May 29, 2009


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From Schmoozing with Elya & Ellie Katz

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