Monday, April 29, 2013

STUDY: Government is Not Good for Your Health

 Austerity is having a devastating effect on health in Europe and North America, driving suicide, depression and infectious diseases and reducing access to medicines and care, researchers said, reports HuffPo.

Detailing a decade of research, Oxford University political economist David Stuckler and Sanjay Basu, an assistant professor of medicine and an epidemiologist at Stanford University, said their findings show austerity is seriously bad for health.

In a book to be published this week, the researchers say more than 10,000 suicides and up to a million cases of depression have been diagnosed during what they call the "Great Recession" and its accompanying austerity across Europe and North America.

The problem is real but the researchers identify the problem "austerity," when it should more accurately be identified as government intervention overall that is causing the decline in health and climbing suicides. It the result of  higher taxes and more regulations which make it impossible for an economy to operate fluidly.The researchers try to spin the problem as partly being lack of government healthcare, but it is really government interference that makes healthcare expensive and inefficient.

Obamacare is going to make things much worse.

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