Clouds of doubt are gathering about Trump’s populism and Sander’s socialism.
To me there are three health care lessons learned so far.
- Medicare-for-All would require increased taxes across the board - from the rich, the poor, the middle class, the old, the young, the sick, the well.
- Physician shortages are growing every day, making it more difficult to care for mounting numbers in Medicare (55 million), Medicaid (70 million), and health exchanges (10 to 15 million).
Percentage of American men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:
Percentage of American patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months:
Percentage of American seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months:
Percentage of Americans referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month:
Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million Americans:
Percentage of seniors (65+) in various nations with with low income, who say they are in "excellent health":