Below is a very interesting, yet quite sad, infographic about US Life Expectancy verus health care costs. The infographic comes from the Healthcare Intelligence Network (tm) (www.hin.com), which is a site that regularly produces outstanding and intesting content. The original article, entitled InfoGraphic: The Failure of US Healthcare Spending, was written by Jackie Lyons and posted on March 5th, 2013.
THe bottom line is that despite spending more than any other country on health care, that US life expectancy doesn't even rank in the top 50. A portion of the Infographic is shown below. Please click on it to see the full graphic.
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