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Panaro1 John Panaro Professor Dipierro October 05th 2009 Health Care Exam America's $2.2-trillion-a-year health care is very wasteful, economically inefficient, and unfair. The best medical care is extremely good, but the through system in which health care is financed is extremely bad and falling apart. One out of three non-elderly Americans spend some time without health insurance every two years, and the majority of those remain uninsured for more than nine months. Meanwhile, runaway health costs have become an increasing threat, not just to the security of family finances, but also to corporate America's bottom line. The United States spends much more as a share of its economy on health care than any other nation, and yet all this spending has failed to buy Americans the one thing that health insurance is supposed to provide: health security. Some economists note that rising health care spending has important benefits, often outweighing the increased costs.When adjusted for improvements in quality, these economists found that the cost of medical care is in fact in decreasing. In this belief, increased health care spending increases access to new
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