Skip to comments.Costliest 1 percent of patients account for 21 percent of U.S. health spending
Posted on 10/19/2013 10:37:13 AM PDT by Java4Jay
One percent consumed 21 percent of the nearly $1.3 trillion Americans spent on health care. Five percent of patients accounted for 50 percent of all health-care expenditures. By contrast, the bottom 50 percent of patients accounted for just 2.8 percent of spending.
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Sounds like laziness to me
Lawyers account for another 21 percent.
Obamacare is the pinnacle of wealth distribution
and we knew this 20 years ago, this looks like a federal agency trying to justify itself by copying someone else’s work.
This will be solved by the death panels.
Don’t worry. Obamacare has a provision for dealing with the 1% .. They call um death panels.
Many suffer from the phenomenon known as “extreme uncoordinated care.”
It’s no coincidence they’re pushing this in the schools right now.
Prepping little johnny for the death panel rejecting his grandfathers heart surgery as ‘too expensive’ and a ‘waste of resources’.
“Many suffer from the phenomenon known as extreme uncoordinated care.”
Iatrogenic. It means physician induced illness. (For example: One physician treats for hyperactivity with, say, a downer and the other treats for the resulting near comatose state with an upper.)
Could also mean the patient seeking a second opinion.
Those will likely not be allowed for the non politically connected.
Or anyone who is conservative.
my one sil has had gastric bypass, is at least two foot surgeries, visits to the eye dr and of course hysterctomy....on mulitple meds and seems like she sees the dr every other week....also back surgery...all on the public dime since she got "disabled" and was on SSD from the early 20's until early 40's, then worked for a few years before she got "disabled" again...turns out she is diabetic, took horrible care of herself and now is facing dialysis and of course wants to get a transplant too....
these three people alone have cost the taxpayer a few million dollars.....three people....
“This will be solved by the death panels.”
Let’s start by refusing heart bypasses and replacement parts to 95 year olds. You can’t rely on the common sense of doctors because they don’t have any objections as long as the taxpayers are paying for it.
"Ok, you're ugly, too."
Sorry, that was actually Henny Youngman.
I’ll bet that these consumers of the biggest portion of the Healy care budget are drug and alcahol abusers and AIDS virus carriers.
Yep and perhaps this is why insurance companies have lifetime caps.
Liberals always like to put a price on life. Don’t fall for their “you are too expensive to let live” crap. Always respond, “Well, then we should proactively kill you to prevent the risk that you one day might become expensive.”
They wind up in emergency rooms....because there is a sign that says no one will be turned away....aka...medical welfare.
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