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The Visual Du Jour – Best System in the World

June 30, 2012 by and tagged , ,

Via The Guardian, a global comparison of health care spending as % of the GSP:

No big surprise here. The US is in a class of its own, with 18% of the GSP going to health care spending. Having a practically all private, oligopolistic system not subject to anti-trust laws will do that. And that is also a system operating on a rationing basis, with a significant number of people completely rationed out of the system.

One can see the same trend in the per capita spending on health care:

And, of course, if a system is more privatized, a greater share of spending will be privatized as well, as part of household budgets:

Posted in Health, Health Care, Public Policy, Sociology | 1 Comment »



One Response to “The Visual Du Jour – Best System in the World”

  1.   Grazyna Zajdow Says:

    A word from the Antipodes- Where are Australian and New Zealand?

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