Saturday, January 05, 2008

Are we getting what we pay for?

Thanks to The Big Picture for this graphic.

Or is Cuba?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... Could it be that Americans, despite money spent on care, have choices and income that other countries don't have?

Cuba??? Why not say Malta -- higher life expectancy and far less spent on care. Cuba pays jack and gets jack in return.

Canada and Italy -- both universal care countries -- have a far higher levels of life expentancy tha most. UK -- another universal care country -- doesn't fair as well. Of course, UK has private insurance options. Ireland -- one of the lowest in life expectancy - has a funky universal and private insurance program. And in Ireland, access to specialists is extremely limited. You need to live in Dublin or Cork to benefit from specialists on a regular basis.

Again, what was the point of this graph? It's useless in its current context, especially when you compare the US to Cuba.