Sep 27, 2011

Charts of the day

This is old news, but worth emphasizing. Our healthcare system sucks.  This is percent of GDP spent on healthcare by country.  On first glance, you might think, what's the big deal?  We're right in the middle of the pack.


But look closer. Just to our left is Canada, where they have single-payer universal coverage.  We're spending more just on the government slice of our system, and we don't even cover everyone.  In total, of course, we spend staggeringly more than anyone else on healthcare:


Source.

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