This figure compares healthcare cost per person (left side), life expectancy (right side), and number of doctor visits per year (line thickness).
The slope of the line relates cost per year to life expectancy -- low cost, high life expectancy gives positive slope.
The color of the line indicates if the country has universal health care -- blue for yes, red for no. There are only two red lines, the US and Mexico.
A couple of things to note:
- The US line is way different from all the others. VERY high cost, relatively low life expectancy, and very thin line. We are paying much more than everyone else, living less years than most, and rarely going to the doctor.
- Japan seems to getting one of the best values. Cost 1/3 of the US cost. Life expectancy about 5 years more, and they see to doctor about monthly.
But, our healthcare executives get to fly around in private jets. We are rewarding them for THIS???