Why Are US Medical Costs so High?
Ethical Society, Hanke Room
9001 Clayton Road
Ladue, Missouri, 63117
The US spends over twice as much for health care than other rich countries. Yet Americans suffer worse medical outcomes than some poor nations. Many factors feed into bloated medical costs, including the greedy insurance industry, quality of care based on wealth, illnesses from over-treatment, industrial and agricultural poisons, unnecessary waste, and executive salaries.
Excessive costs are often due to drugs. Drug manufacturers have intentionally defrauded the public, as exemplified by Tamiflu and Nexium. What we can do about the US sickness industry?
Scheduled speakers include:
- Gary Gaddis, M.D., PhD., Washington Univ Evidence-Based Medicine Expert
- Don Fitz, Ph.D., Green Party of St. Louis
- Mimi Signor, RN, MSN, Missourians for Single Payer
- Rev. Elston McCowan, Green Party of Missouri [moderator]