posted ago by PresidentBossk3562 ago by PresidentBossk3562 +27 / -0
I am currently researching universal healthcare in the U.S. as part of a research paper I am writing for college (ten pages), but I am having trouble finding academically accepted sources that don't have a liberal bias that aren't old. Does anyone have any resource suggestions?
Pub med on how administration costs are over a third of all US healthcare expenses.
The US government currently spends 1.2 trillion a year on healthcare
The average cost of healthcare per year in the US is 4.2 trillion or about 20% of our GDP.
It costs 30 billion a year just to make administrative changes to keep concurrent with healthcare laws.
We already have universal healthcare, with a full bureaucracy and central planning behind it.
I don't think so. You can choose between a liberal bias and a conservative bias - the latter of which they probably won't accept. Pick your poison.
I've long tried to figure out if a free-market system is better, which American right-wingers are absolutely convinced of, or government-paid health care, which is what the rest of the world is convinced of. Some you can deduce based on basic economics. Government health care sets prices and depresses supply (so shortages/waiting lists). Free market health care means not everyone can afford it. For the rest, I'm as perplexed as ever.
Except America doesn't even have actual free market health care. Our government has long stuck in fingers in the pie. Obama just gouged it out with his Obama care. Hospitals do not turn away people who can't pay and it's highly unlikely to have garnished wages if you don't pay
My health insurance tripled in price within a few months of Obamacare. It was under $100, coverage was like $270 after Obama care.
That hospitals can't turn you away if you can't pay doesn't (for emergency care) doesn't make it not a free market system though. That is a rather weak excuse.
And this can't explain why per capita spending on health care is so much higher in the US than elsewhere, with outcomes that are not better.
That said, I also consider that US lifestyles are way more unhealthy, which probably has a good deal to do with those worse outcomes.
It doesn't explain all of it, but it does explain part of it.
The other part of it is collusion to fix prices between health insurance providers and hospitals, anti-consumer pricing and billing practices by health care providers everywhere, at every level, and price fixing by pharmaceutical companies.
All of this is illegal under the Sherman and Hatch acts, but no one, at any level, from any party, charges anyone in the medical industry for obvious and widespread lawlessness.
Medicare spending has risen on average 8% annually since the early 1980s. This is insane, unaffordable, and highly inflationary, but no one even looks at it, at all.
Oh, they do now. Which is why European healthcare has rapidly gone from "pretty good" to "acceptable when you can get in" to "I wish I could afford a flight to America" in the span of about 15 years.
Except it's almost the entire damn problem.
People without insurance use the absolute most expensive form of health care for completely unnecessary reasons, and because they don't have to pay for it, they have zero incentive not to.
Now, thanks to Obama, we have government provided 'insurance,' which is just another case of spending other people money on somebody else -- a.k.a. the least efficient way to spend money.
HC is cheaper in other places like Europe but its also really low quality. Waiting hours for basic x rays are commonplace. Its like a ghetto ER clinic here.
What makes it not a free market is the heavy government regulation and subsidies
There is no pricing transparency or true competition of any sort in American healthcare. It’s not even close to being a free market. It’s much closer to the cable/internet cartels.
We dont have free market HC, its all regulated and insured.
About the best you will get is The BMJ, and that is 1: not American, and 2: still compromised.
Non-liberal sources aren't academically accepted.
Academia has been compromised long before the term "woke" became a thing. It's nothing but a bunch of circlejerking profs gatekeeping research so that it only confirms their biases.
I'd advise to just bite your tongue and write what they want, which is the leftist bias.