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Wasted Health Care Dollars Could Easily Treat Uninsured

A comparison of health care costs has found that 31 cents of every dollar spent on health care in the United States pays administrative costs, nearly double the rate in Canada. The United States wasted more money on health bureaucracy than it would cost to provide health care to the tens of millions of the uninsured. Americans spend $752 more per person per year than Canadians in administrative costs, investigators from Harvard and the Canadian Institute for Health Information found.

Certain types of administrative systems could help reduce this waste, but let's face it, this system is fatally flawed and draining precious resources for very little benefit.

New York Times August 21, 2003 Free Registration Required

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