Health care around the world

Ooooh I love a good graph! I really do. So I got all giddy when I stumbled on this gem over at FiveThirtyEight:

Looking at life expectancy versus health care spending, it appears that usually the more a country spends on health care, the longer its citizens live. Except for in the United States, which is floating out there in la la land all by its lonesome.

Socialized medicine, anyone?



  1. It is very interesting how high Japan ranks on this for life expectancy, given that they don’t spend much more than, for example, Slovakia.

    Preventative care? Exercise? Diet? Obviously we need to look at all of these things as a society ….

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