Stephen Kinsella on health spending

Our system is geographically unequal. Where you are born really matters. Our outcomes from our health system are measurably worse than in other countries, and our spending per person is as high as Denmark’s. Why is that?

24th February, 2019
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When it comes to health spending, count the beans, and listen to history.

When it comes to how much we spend on health, context is everything. As I showed last week, health spending has grown far faster than any other elements of government expenditure in the years since the crisis ended. The amount of public money put aside for health is the largest amount in the history of the state, and even that will not...

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