Monday, November 07, 2005

8,000 Aspiring Supermodels Can't Be Wrong

After adjusting for medical inflation and using constant 2004 dollars, total federal spending on the safety net increased by only slightly more than one percent between 2001 and 2004. Because the number of uninsured grew by nearly 5 million people, federal spending actually decreased from $546 to $498 per uninsured person over this time - a decline of 8.9%.
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Courtesy of Don McCanne, whose healthcare Quote of the Day provides a daily antidote to Republican Kool Aid.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

For hard edged, no-nonsense gods of the free market, Republicans have a real knack for making the US non-competitive in global markets. Health care costs are making existence very difficult for what manufacturing industries remain.

11/08/2005 9:53 PM  

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