Health Care: What We Pay, What We Get

I am forever astounded at how much we pay for health care in the U.S., and how comparatively little we get for it. In  America, with nearly a quarter of adults uninsured or underinsured, we spend $6,657 per capita or 15.9 % of our GDP on health care.  In the United Kingdom where nearly everyone gets government health care it costs about $3,064 per person or 8.2% of GDP. This Reuters article compares health care costs among leading countries.  Read it and weep.

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