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What Could $750 Billion Buy?

Health Care Waste Thirty cents of every dollar spent on U.S. health care - a total of $750 billion - was wasted in 2009 on unnecessary services, excessive administrative costs, fraud and other problems, according to the prestigious Institute of Medicine. That's enough to... Cover the 2012 salaries for all of Major League Baseball 261 times over ESPN Buy out all of the ad spots from Super Bowl XLVI 3,061 times over more than 74 days of ads Forbes Pay for the London Olympic Games 52 times over Government of the United Kingdom Cover all hospital and medical care for veterans for the past 51 years OMB Send every 17- and 18-year-old in the U.S. to a state university for four years, including room and board National Center for Education Statistics US Census Bureau Fund the budget of the Defense Department for one year OMB Pay for all U.S. economic aid to foreign countries from 1974 to 2010 and still have more than $14 billion left over USAID Cover all health care costs of uninsured Americans in 2008 more than six times over Families USA O PBS NEWSHOUR

What Could $750 Billion Buy?

shared by amccartney on Jan 20
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$750 billion dollars was wasted in U.S. health care on unnecessary services, exec costs, fraud and other problems. What would you do with all that cash?


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