US Health Care: Spending More But Getting Less Than Peer Countries Since 1980

Austin Frackt has a good article up at The incidental Economist discussing this graph:
life-spend
Why did the US become such an outlier; spending lots more per capita on health care but without demonstrable benefit?
A second graph shows how US longevity has not kept up with improvements noted in peer countrieslife-expectancy-1.jpg
Frakt touches on many of the proposed mechanisms for America’s divergence from the pack and the article is well worth a few minutes of your time.
Skeptically Yours,
-ACP
 

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