The cost of health care around the world Boing Boing


I think this chart puts into stark relief just how bad our system (though not necessarily the care) is compared to other countries. While a commenter on this graph noted that our life expectancy is probably higher if we discount car accidents and gun deaths. Even if that is true, it only shows that other countries: 1) spend less, 2) have higher life expectancies, and 3) have not forgotten the moral imperative of covering ALL their citizens, not just those that can afford to pay for health insurance.

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