The U.S. Spends More Public Money on Healthcare Than Sweden or Canada

The underlying challenges in fixing U.S. healthcare may be multi-faceted and complex, but the overall diagnosis is clear: costs are out of control.

According to a 2015 health report using data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), per capita spending on private healthcare in the U.S. is $4,516 per year.

That’s 5x higher than that of the median OECD country, which pays $806 per year.

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Written By: Jeff Desjardins

Published By: www.visualcapitalist.com

April 3, 2017 In: Financial Articles Comments (None)