Debunking Republican Healthcare Myths: U.S. Innovation & Subsidizing Others

 
 Thumbnail photos: Ajale/Pixabay; jnn1776/Flickr

Thumbnail photos: Ajale/Pixabay; jnn1776/Flickr

 

Conservatives argue that the U.S. healthcare system is responsible for a uniquely high amount of medical innovation. They also argue that higher U.S. healthcare costs supply the medical industry with the necessary income to fund their R&D—which the rest of the world benefits from. As I show here, these, and other related arguments, are not supported by the appropriate data and don't stand up to scrutiny.