US health care – what we pay, and what we get

The US health care system costs way more than any other country’s, yet our health outcomes are mediocre.  At best.

An info-graphic from George Washington University helps explain what we pay and what we get.










2 thoughts on “US health care – what we pay, and what we get

  1. It would be interesting to compare end of life care as a percentage of annual per capita spending across countries. We do a “better” job of concentrating our costs at the end of life when extending life by a few days costs multiples of preventative care earlier in life which extend life by months or years. Of course our surgeries also cost 2-3 times other countries because we have better outcomes….Right? Oh, never mind, at least the medical providers and corporations are paid well which helps support the economy….

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>