The United States has, easily, the expensive health-care system in the world, but it’s that hasn’t translated into better outcomes on a variety of fronts.
U. S. has highest health-care costs in world, but mediocre outcomes
The United States has, easily, the expensive health-care system in the world, but that hasn’t translated into better outcomes on a variety of fronts.
In 2013,17.1 percent of the U. S. gross domestic product was spent on health care, which was 50 percent more than France, the No. 2 country, according to a 2015 analysis by the Commonwealth Fund.
Americans also spend more out of pocket on health care, the Commonwealth report said.
That report estimated the average U. S. resident spent $1,074 in 2013 on out-of-pocket on health care, for things like copayments for doctor’s office visits and prescription drugs and health insurance deductibles.
“Only the Swiss spent more at $1,630, while France and the Netherlands spent less than one-fourth as much ($277 and $270, respectively) , ” the report said.