Health Care Costs in the U.S.: This Pretty Much Says It All

Here we are, the richest country in the world. I guess that means we can afford to pay for all the extra health care costs, eh?

This infographic from the National Geographic Magazine blog pretty much clarifies the situation, as does this quote from Michelle Andrews, at NGM:

The United States spends more on medical care per person than any country, yet life expectancy is shorter than in most other developed nations and many developing ones. Lack of health insurance is a factor in life span and contributes to an estimated 45,000 deaths a year.

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