Thursday, May 4, 2017

Brief Blog: US Public, Private Spending on Healthcare Compared to Other Advanced Countries

At the interesting website Visual Capitalist, they ran a March 2017 article on how US public and private healthcare spending stacks up to other advanced countries.

Here's a version of the metrics I hadn't seen before.  I'm simplifying - for details see the original blog.  Roughly, per-citizen, advanced European countries spend about $4000 on publicly funded healthcare and $1000 on privately funding healthcare.  The US spends $4500 on publicly funded health care PLUS $5000 on privately funded healthcare.

See the original charts and discussion here.


For one of the most interesting recent US proposals - Medicare Advantage Premium Support for All or MAPSA - see Billy Wynne's blog here.