World Health Organization - U.S. Health Care Costs Rose 47% in 6 years

WHO has a new study out on United States Health care.

Bloomberg pulled out of the report some damning facts:

Americans paid $6,719 a person for doctors, medicines and hospital visits in 2006, up from $4,570 in 2000, according to a report released today by the World Health Organization in Geneva. The yearly spending is more than nine times the global average. With a life expectancy of 78 for a person born in 2007, the U.S. trails at least 27 other countries among 193 in the report.

Anyone else following the report link, if you read the report and find some overview stats not mentioned here I hope you post them in the comments.

I knew I wasn't making it up when I was quoting 8 times greater than the average...oops, now we are spending 9 times greater than the average and getting obviously not too much for our buck. Bang.

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