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In today's medical dollars in new report finds that US health care is the most expensive in the developed world the international federation of health plan says that Americans -- significantly more.
For surgeries drugs and even routine doctor's -- -- residents of other countries.
And the amount is staggering the average price tag for a -- -- -- -- US hospital is more than 4000 dollars.
That is double the cost in any other country so they meet to discuss this -- Fox News is health dot com managing editor doctor Manny Alvarez.
It's the difference in the quality of -- Dr.
-- well I mean your life sucks that we have to pay so much for it.
That is the dog and last week we live in a society.
Special -- you don't doctors in the US practice very defensive medicine.
And that's the evolution of medical malpractice which a lot of people argue with me that's not the reason yes -- a lot of doctors hospitals.
You know you go to an emergency room -- have a headache.
And you say well you need an MRI because god forbid you -- brain tumor.
It doesn't make any sense medically of course but people do it because it takes 120 million dollars for the so.
You know those are the kinds of fact I think we also have you know the American the American society has become too dependent.
On on going to the doctor you know -- people go to the emergency room for simple solutions.
That a little primary care doctors.
They like a quick fix give me a pill bottles way to give me pill I -- a -- so we've done about different drugs are coming on the market same -- lower -- cholesterol only what I want to give people -- bluster.
All those things add up.
You know I also would argue if you look at the list of countries that perhaps you know there's certain things we do better.
There's no doubt about it and people are quoting infant mortality that we don't do so -- that we do many many things that are very good.
We do it we -- we do that great cancer treatments.
As surgical intervention innovations of surgery that -- bit cold on the country's copy.
So it's a mixture of things but I totally agree we have to bring the cost down but there's other factors that need to change before that could happen.
Will these costs come down anytime soon as Obama can no hole -- in no way Jose if anything they're gonna go up.
You know nothing you know there there there's there's nothing in in this in new legislation that's gonna -- the cause of anything is going to increase said.
Because you still gonna have issues of doctors getting you know hospital getting paying cut.
They wanna concentrate more and more on tertiary care -- that really is where.
Dollar you know bills and get paid Ohio proposal wanna do flu and things like that I wanna -- open heart surgery brain surgery they want to do those thanks so.
At the end of the day technology.
And the way medicine is sort of paid in this country it's gonna still increase the cost -- nothing's gonna change -- you know a short term.
And yet we pay also in this country for a lot of the research in the effort -- put in to finance Q is whether it's the latest drug although apple surgical procedure.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And magma might -- god bless and he you know honorable gentleman pay us taxes work there can't walk.
And it took almost a year for him to get on the lists and ultimately what they do abroad and here we get we get we get -- -- And a light went on jobs and so there's a lot of things that happens in in other countries that people don't realize.
The American consumer wants their services now.
No delay they want -- fast they -- quick and they want it.
Instant gratification gratification but and that's gonna cost yes it is thank you so much we got it appreciate it.
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