- Americans spend more per capita on healthcare than any other country at $7,421 per person, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reports. Yet studies suggest Americans get poorer care than people in other industrialized countries that have national healthcare plans.
- The U.S. Census Bureau says 46 million Americans, or 15 percent of the population, have no health insurance.
- Growth in health-insurance premiums has outpaced workers' earnings and inflation since 2004 by a ratio of 4 to 1, according to the Kaiser Foundation.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Facts about Healthcare in the U.S.
Reuters has posted some facts about the U.S. healthcare system. The ones that really stood out to me were: