[Harper’s Index] | August 2013


…Net amount contributed to Medicare by immigrants
between 2002 and 2009 : $115,000,000,000

Net amount drawn out by native-born citizens
over the same period : $28,000,000,000

Average amount a Water Valley, Mississippi, hospital bills Medicare
for treating pneumonia with no complications : $4,552

Average amount a Philadelphia hospital does : $79,007

Portion of North American doctors who say they would
prescribe marijuana to cancer patients if permitted : 3/4…

Read the entire facts and figures from the August Harper’s Index

Posted by KWB wandering among the borderlands of the Ether.


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