About 80% of our lifetime medical expenses are spent in the last two years of our life.
What does this mean?
Dying people are cash cows for hospitals and doctors.
And children, our future, are valued markedly less as reflected by the pay pediatricians make vs. old people doctors. Blows my little bitty mind…but not surprising given this culture of quantity medicine. And George Halvorson puts it best:
As an industry –as a business model –health care is winning. It is taking everyone’s money with an amazingly low level of accountability for the product it sells.
Because a child’s life is valued much less than a person with two years left to live…