The United States has the dubious distinction of spending more money on health care for every man, woman, and child than any other country in the world. Just check the graph at the right.
And yet we are far from being the healthiest.
Why is it so expensive? We want to be healthy, but our spending doesn’t seem to be getting us there.
And it’s not only the dollar amounts that are rising. The percent of our GDP that is spent on healthcare continues to rise as well.
How much should we spend on health care? That’s not an easy question to answer. And that discussion will continue to give rise to much debate.