Universal Health Care: What the United States Somehow Can’t Afford Even Though We Have Already Paid For It, and Then Some

I recently came across this data from the OECD, on comparative health expenditures by country as a percent of GDP. The data by financing scheme divides health expenditures into two categories: government/compulsory and voluntary/out of pocket.  The data shows that in the United States, the compulsory/government expenditures alone equaled 14.2% of GDP.  That compares with total health care expenditures … Continue reading Universal Health Care: What the United States Somehow Can’t Afford Even Though We Have Already Paid For It, and Then Some