International Comparison — sky high cost

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The Washington Post has a couple of great articles about the cost of health care in which the US is compared to other countries.

The table below is from the first article listed above.

Click on the graph for an interactive version. (SOURCE: International Federation of Health Plans. GRAPHIC: Wilson Andrews - The Washington Post. Published March 2, 2012.)

Both articles are written by Ezra Klein.  The data itself comes from the International Federation of Health Plans.   Mr. Klein points out the US as a country does not have the financial controls common in other advanced countries.  He concludes the rate of growth in prices as well as the current prices of health care simply must be reduced.  Other countries should serve as a model.

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