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ThinkProgress notes:

The conservative Heritage Foundation released its 2008 Index of Economic Freedom, in which the United States ranked fifth. Not mentioned in the report is the fact that the top four — Hong Kong, Singapore, Ireland, and Australia — all have universal health care, whereas U.S. businesses are forced to pay health care premiums that rose 98 percent between 2000 and 2007.

It should be noted that the sharp rise in healthcare premiums is due in large part to the incredible inefficiences of the current system as well as to the sick relationship between Big Pharma and Congress.

Written by Leisureguy

16 January 2008 at 8:33 am

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