As we continue on a path towards healthcare reform, one of the ongoing concerns is “Govment control” of healthcare. For whatever reason, major capitalists on CNBC tonight have a mortal fear of this. At this point in time, 40% of healthcare costs are directly paid for by either the federal or state governments. Up until now, the public has been given access to this money, accounting for about 7% of the GDP with little to no accountability. The public purchased $3.1 billion dollars of pills to combat erectile dysfunction in 2006 but 15% of women did not get screened for cervical cancer. 40% of Medicare expenditures were incurred in the last month of life. I think the grown-ups should at least work on bringing some rational thought to what we are spending OUR money on.

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