The Rising Cost of Healthcare
By: John Victor Matson
-Expensive...the average, family will spend $15,000 a year
-60% of all personal bankruptcies are linked to medical bills
-Almost 1/2 of adults can’t get the care they need
Why its Happening?
- Companies are controlling the market - Profits have increased 175% since 2004 - 30 cents of every dollar is wasted
Very expensive hospital stays
Employers can't afford your health care
People aren't getting the care they need
- Medical tourism by leaving the country for your care _ Fix the system by making it "patient centered" instead of "profit centered"
For the Future
If you experience a medical problem or know someome who does, don't go to the hospital go to Rio. It's cheap and it will be a trip to remember!