L'Humanité in English
Translation of selective papers from the french daily newspaper l'Humanité
decorHome > World > Health in the US: You Bet your Life it’s Expensive

EditorialWorldPoliticsEconomySocietyCultureScience & TechnologySport"Tribune libre"Comment and OpinionTranslators’ CornerLinksBlog of Cynthia McKennonBlog of Tom GillBlog of Hervé FuyetBlog of Kris WischenkamperBlog of Gene ZbikowskiBlog of G. AshaBlog of Joseph M. Cachia Blog of Peggy Cantave Fuyet
About USA, read also
decorHuge demonstration in Berlin against the EU-US trade deal decorFive innocents condemned to death decorReopening of the American embassy in Cuba decorAlbert Camus on Hiroshima. War journal of 8 August 1945 decorFrance should offer asylum to Snowden and Assange decorWashington withdraws Havana from its blacklist of countries supporting terrorism decorA Year of War, and Unity Recedes decorNATO: Thousands of U.S. Soldiers on Russian Border decorUkraine: And suddenly at midnight, the cannons fell silent decorRising Resistance in the Face of Police Show of Force decorApple invents subsidiaries without fiscal domicile decorTexas: man diagnosed as mentally impaired is executed
About Health insurance, read also
decorCatherine Mills, "The More a Health System is Free, the More Efficient and Effective It Is" decorReally Sick Work decorFrance’s Closed-Door Policy for Foreign Patients decorBush Vetoes Health Bill decorHow Much does a Finger Cost?

ORIGINAL FRENCH ARTICLE: Santé, un parcours trop cher

by Article paru le 31 octobre 2008

Health in the US: You Bet your Life it’s Expensive

Translated Sunday 2 November 2008, by Jonathan Pierrel

Studies show that Americans are more and more at risk with regards to their health. A great many people postpone necessary treatment: 36%, according to a survey carried out by the Kaiser Family Foundation, against 29% last April. Almost a third of the people surveyed also admitted choosing to overlook health checks or recommended treatments, instead of 24% formerly. The number of medical prescriptions decreased by 0.4% during the second trimester.

Last July, a study by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) showed that 11% of American patients reduced their consumption of prescribed medication. Similarly, hospitals report that the number of people heading to the emergency room is rising. A tendency which is also explained by an increase in the number of people without health insurance.

Unemployment in the United-States has increased from 4.7 % to 6.1% in a year. Many people found themselves without health coverage when losing their job. But they are not the only ones to suffer from the economic stagnation.

Follow site activity RSS 2.0 | Site Map | Translators’ zone | SPIP