Free ebook on Singapore's health care system

Tom Jackson
Aug 15, 2013

Take a look at the the table in this Forbes magazine article about health care expenditures. You'll notice that the United States ranks fourth in the world in per capita government health care spending.

In other words, while we in the U.S. enjoy advanced health care and good hospitals, in government terms we tend to have the worst of both worlds. We leave millions of people without health care, don't do particularly well in health rankings but spend a lot of money.

Complaints from conservatives and libertarians about "ObamaCare" and "socialist health care" are beside the point. The big government horse left the barn a long time ago, and it's not going back in. As the population ages, for example, it's a political fantasy to talk about repealing Medicare or even changing it very much.

So the real question is not whether we'll have government health care, but what we'll get for our money. Are we going to cover everyone for a realistic price? Government health care usually is talked about by referencing Canada's system or the system in the United Kingdom, but Singapore's free market approach also covers everyone and spends much less money doing it. (Look again at the chart I referenced.)

"Affordable Excellence: Singapore's Health Care System" by William Haseltine is a new book, and at least for now, it's available free for Kindle. 

 

Comments

The Big Dog's back

The Repub solution: Throw money at it and maybe the problem will go away.

Contango

I once heard the President of Cleveland Clinic state that 70% of illness in the U.S. is caused by three things:

Smoking,
Obesity and
Lack of exercise.

Unless the govt. can force lifestyle changes, money ain't the issue.

The General

Jimmy Ego aka Raoul Duke where r u cup cake?

puddin95

DEEEEETROIT TIGERS BABY>>>>>

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The Hero Zone

Thank you for sharing this article. It was a great read!

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The Hero Zone

Double post, sorry.