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Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 445 -- Deadly Regulations.

Excessive Health Care Regulations Take Their Toll-

Some startling data, courtesy of the Pacific Research Institute:

As of 2002, according to Professor Christopher J. Conover of Duke University, the total burden of health regulation in the United States was $169.1 billion per year, or an average of $1,500 per family per year. These regulations kill 4,000 more Americans annually than die from lack of health insurance: 22,000 versus 18,000.

And a graph, too, on the costs of excessive regulation (.pdf):

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It's a national problem, often rooted in varied state action.

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Previous Trivia Tidbit: AIDS is OVERfunded, not UNDERfunded.

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