Healthcare: US vs. UK. The Brutal View from Across the PondSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Fri, 08/14/2009 - 20:09
Although the Americans spend more on medicine than any nation on earth, there are an estimated 50 million with no health insurance at all. Many of those who have jobs can't afford coverage, and even those with standard policies often find it doesn't cover commonplace procedures. California's unemployed – who rely on Medicaid – had their dental care axed last month.
Health spending as a share of GDP
Public spending on healthcare (% of total spending on healthcare)
Health spending per head
Practising physicians (per 1,000 people)
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)
And not only do Americans get screwed on healthcare, we also get screwed on cell phone service.
Is it just that we're suckers?