Sunday, April 10, 2011

Health Spending Trivia

We bemoan the amount that we spend the most on private healthcare in this country. Some people think the solution to that is a greater portion of public spending.

But, as this chart shows, our public spending on healthcare is the second largest.

This points to a common explanation for both high public and private spending, rather than a problem with one or the other.

This was in a weekly piece called “Number of the Week” that appeared in the  April 9-10 issue of The Wall Street Journal.

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