Infographic of the Day: How Bad Is U.S. Health Care?

The important thing to remember is this isn’t about the people in healthcare. Our Doctors and nurses here are as good as anywhere, in fact our nurses are the top rated in the world. It’s the system. owned and operated by ruthless, unneccessary insurance companies for profit…  – E

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BY Cliff KuangMon Jan 4, 2010 at 8:54 AM

A bracing graphic summarizing the many failings of the U.S. health-care system.
We all know health care in the U.S. is too expensive. But is it really that bad? Yes.

This graphic by National Geographic is the best we’ve seen at summarizing the three facets of the problem: Cost, results, and access.

If you haven’t seen this sort of graph before, some explanation is in order. On the left are several countries, arranged on an axis showing annual per capita spending on health care. To the right is average life expectancy.

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~ by Eric Harrington on January 4, 2010.

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