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User Info More Insanity: Hospitals; entered at 2020-01-26 22:01:40
Posts: 5788
Registered: 2009-02-28 DFW, Tx
I understand it all. Most of it is going to the hospital swamp. I think I can count 4 days I have spent in the hospital since I had my tonsils out in 1962. I'm 64. So, at $3k a year, that is $200K for my life, so far $50K a day I have spent. I may have more coming, or I might fall over dead, like a large number of people do.

I'm surprised hospital costs are that low, to be honest. If health is $4 trillion, where is the other $3 trillion going? Are pharmaceuticals a Trillion? That still leaves $2 trillion. Out of the hospital, I haven't consumed $1000 in pharmacy in the 41 years I have been out of college. Maybe that will change, but that is less than a bottle of scotch a year. All cash.

Do they count nursing homes as medical care? I'm trying to figure out what brings us to these massive totals? Are people just guzzling pills?

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2020-01-26 22:01:40