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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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United States Still Number 1 … In Health Care Spending

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (3 years ago)

A new Health at a Glance 2011 report finds — to nobody’s great surprise — that the United States is leading the world in health care costs, spending some $7,960 per person in 2009 or 2.5 times the average of the 34 other countries s... Read Post

Doctors Say We Need To Pay Doctors More

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (3 years ago)

At some point, reducing the rates Medicare pays to health care providers will reduce Medicare beneficiaries’ access to health care. Nobody denies that. But the fact of the matter is that Americans pay higher per unit costs for healt... 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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