PAIR-O-GRAPHS: Let’s remember how this healthcare fight got started

Scott Tong Jun 28, 2012




So much for the John Roberts put. The Scotus chief justice exercised his option to affirm the law. We all know why we’re having this national conversation in the first place (okay “conversation” may be too grown-up a term for what transpires inside our fair Beltway): American healthcare is unbelievably expensive. The chart above, reproduced with permission from a Kaiser Family Foundation primer, reminds us the average American spends nearly eight grand per year. That’s more than double our Euro 2012 finalists in Spain and Italy.

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