Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The hard truth about health care - The Washington Post

The hard truth about health care - The Washington Post: "Everyone knows — or should know — that the United States spends much more than any other country on health care. But the Kaiser Family Foundation broke that spending down into two parts: the government’s share and the private sector’s share (both measured as a percentage of total gross domestic product), then compared the results to figures from 12 other countries that are members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. And here’s the shocker: Our government spends more on health care than the governments of Japan, Australia, Norway, the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Canada or Switzerland."

And we are are not as healthy as the citizens of the countries paying much less for their health care.

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