Americans Spend More On Healthcare Than Anyone In The World
Healthcare has always been a big issue for Americans. A recent study shows the US is spending too much on healthcare. The World Bank estimated that the United States spends about 17.1% of its total GDP on health care - a percentage which is higher than any other country.
Keeping American Kids Healthy Is Costing Too Much
According to US News, there is an increase in the cost to keep American kids healthy. Health care spending increased to nearly $150 billion in 1996 to more than $233 billion in 2013 for 19-years old and below. The largest share is accounted for by newborn routine care, followed by attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and routine dental care.
Study lead researcher, Joseph Dieleman, said: "We see in this research that spending on children grew slower between 1996 and 2013 than spending on adults. In per capita terms, there is much less spending on children than adults." In 2015, about $3.2 trillion was spent on healthcare, Washington Post reported. Insurers are spending money on 155 diseases, patient age and category -- such as pharmaceuticals or hospitalizations.
Diabetes Is The Most Expensive Disease Of 2013
The study, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, shows that the three most expensive diseases for 2013 are: diabetes ($101 billion), the most common form of heart disease ($88 billion) and back and neck pain ($88 billion).
Experts advised that in order to see whether these increases are cost effective, policymakers should pinpoint areas where costs are increasing. What's surprising is that compared to other countries, the US has a relatively low life expectancy, with a high infant mortality rate, plus a high percentage of adults with multiple chronic health issues, and extremely high levels of obesity. In 2020, it is predicted that one-fifth of the country's budget would go to healthcare.
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Tesla Inches Closer To Catching Up With General Motors As Best US Car Maker
After surpassing Ford's market value on Monday, Tesla now inches closer to GM's top spot as most valuable US car company. The popular and fast rising company still continues to rise as profits are projected to rise some more despite some criticism over its value.
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Poor Diet Leading Cause For Heart Disease And Stroke Deaths
Poor diet has been known to lead to more diseaes over time. A poor diet is the leading cause for health disease and stroke deaths.
Too Much Bacon, Soda and Too Little Nuts Linked To Highest Deaths in the US
A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals that many Americans die annually from consuming too much bacon and soda and too little nuts and seeds. The study cited a 2012 government report that revealed about 700,000 people died that year from complications resulting from unhealthy eating habits. A combined list of 10 unhealthy ingredients was found to contribute to nearly 45% of these deaths.
Children in Pennsylvania Hospitalized For Throat Burns after Consuming Tainted Apple Juice in Chinese Restaurant
A Pennsylvanian father, Richard Zaragoza Sr., is lamenting the hospitalization of his 10-year-old boy and his half-sister who suffered severe throat burns after consuming tainted apple juice from a restaurant. The boy, Richard Zaragoza Jr., and 4-year-old half-sister Ginaya Mendoza had visited the Star Buffet and Grill in Lancaster County to celebrate Zaragoza’s 10th birthday. They ordered for apple juice and suffered severe throat burns the moment they tasted the juice.
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