overmedicalized, poorly educated Americans

March 7th, 2012

The money we spend on health care is money we don’t spend educating our children, or investing in infrastructure, scientific research and defense spending. So if what this means is we ultimately have overmedicalized, poorly educated Americans competing with China, that’s not a very good investment.

Uwe Reinhardt, quoted in Why an MRI costs $1,080 in America and $280 in France

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