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Friday, March 23, 2012

Chart of the Week: Healthcare Costs


“The United States outspends all other OECD nations on healthcare both per capita and as a portion of GDP. The rise in the Federal budget deficit is very much connected with rising health care costs. Controlling costs is critical to controlling America’s debt."

James Chessen, ABA Chief Economist

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

What year?

Banks and the Economy 1 said...

2009, the most recent release. Here is a link to the data: http://www.oecd.org/document/16/0,3746,en_2649_33929_2085200_1_1_1_1,00.html

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