Why Have Health Care Costs Increased Increased So Exponentially in the Last Thirty or So Years?

Question by PaulDrake: Why have health care costs increased increased so exponentially in the last thirty or so years?
I’m looking for a detailed in depth answer and not the usual polemics and talking points. When I was younger I had jobs that did not provide health insurance and was able to incur some costs that would ruin me today , but did not in that time. What exactly has happened to get us into the unfortunate place we find ouselves now?

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Answer by CR
Greed

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2 Responses to Why Have Health Care Costs Increased Increased So Exponentially in the Last Thirty or So Years?

  • john c says:

    Sorry, all I have time for is talking points. I have 3.

    Government involvment.

    Lawyers.

    Insurance.

  • robbo says:

    insurance cost for physicians has skyrocketed b/c of malpractice suits and that cost is carried over to you

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