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National Geographic: The Cost of Care

From National Geographic, an infographic compares health care costs per person to life expectancy. No surprise: The US line is a bummer. The country pays $2,800 a year more than any other country, even with significantly less doctor visits, and gets lower life expectancy in return.
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Maybe Health Care Reform Was Necessary

US Politics / Liberal : Alan Colmes' Liberaland (4 years ago)

by Stuart Shapiro One of the reasons often cited for needing to change the health care system in this country is the higher costs but lower life expectancies in the United States compared with other developed countries.  Critics of ... Read Post

France's health care costs half per person as ours

US Politics / Liberal : AmericaBlog.com (5 years ago)

Interesting fact from Krugman that health care expert friends have mentioned to me before:[T]he French health care system covers everyone, offers excellent care and costs barely more than half as much per person as our system. ... Read Post

Infographic comparing health care spending to life expectancy

Odd : Boing Boing (5 years ago)

From National Geographic, an infographic comparing health care costs per person to life expectancy (line thickness indicates the number of doctor visits per year). No surprise: The USA's line is a bummer.... ... Read Post


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