Americans Spend More on Healthcare But Get Less

An excellent chart from The Atlantic that highlights the nation’s irrational approach to healthcare spending: “We spend much more than any other rich country, but we certainly don’t get more for it. We get less. …. [In fact,] we spend more than four times as much as the Czech Republic does per persona, and live about just as long.”

“The problem is everybody wants the system to change, but nobody wants their corner of it to change … We can’t afford our healthcare exceptionalism.”

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