Eight facts that explain what’s wrong with health care in America

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Obamacare is not universal health care.

If the American health care system were to break off from the United States and become its own economy, it would be the fifth-largest in the world. “It would be bigger than the United Kingdom or France and only behind the United States, China, Japan and Germany,” says David Blumenthal, executive director of the non-profit Commonwealth Fund. Here are eight facts that support reality.

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U.S. healthcare most expensive and worst performing in a new international ranking

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The origin of the phrase “You get what you pay for” – the origin of that phrase is sometimes attributed to the fashion mogul Aldo Gucci, who said, “The bitterness of low quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has faded.” But Americans get neither quality nor affordability when it comes to healthcare.

 

 

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Obamacare will cost the average American family $20,000 a year: IRS

The cheapest plan for family will cost $20,000 per year.

American families will be forced to buy conventional health insurance that primarily benefits the pharmaceutical industry under Obamacare. By 2016 the cheapest health insurance plan available will cost a typical American family $20,000 a year, according to the IRS.

 

 

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Healthcare is the ‘perfect storm’, according to cloud experts

CloudBeat, the conference focused on how real customers are transitioning to the cloud.

It’s a perfect storm for cloud technology companies that are brave enough to tackle the healthcare industry — there are major challenges and opportunities.

 

 

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