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Independent panel warns failure to make contracting reforms risks more wartime waste and fraud - The Washington Post
WASHINGTON — The U.S. has lost billions of dollars to waste and fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan and stands to repeat that in future wars without big changes in how the government awards and manages contracts for battlefield support and reconstruction projects, independent investigators said Wednesday.
private_military  war  waste  fraud  spending  Afghanistan  Iraq 
september 2011 by dissident
US Physician Practices Versus Canadians: Spending Nearly Four Times As Much Money Interacting With Payers
Physician practices, especially the small practices with just one or two physicians that are common in the United States, incur substantial costs in time and labor interacting with multiple insurance plans about claims, coverage, and billing for patient care and prescription drugs
healthcare  insurance  drugs  health  doctors  spending  study 
august 2011 by dissident
More Blame Wars than Domestic Spending or Tax Cuts for Nation’s Debt | Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
Far more Americans say that the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has contributed a great deal to the nation’s debt than say that about increased domestic spending or the tax cuts enacted over the past decade.
wars  deficit  tax  military  spending  poll  survey  jobs  debt 
june 2011 by dissident
We Spend More Than 1 Trillion on Defense -- It's Time to Take Aim at Our Military Budget | Economy | AlterNet
The United States spends about as much on defense as the rest of the world combined. Is there hope for a saner military budget?
military  budget  spending  deficit  empire  United_States 
march 2011 by dissident

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