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U.S. Prices For Healthcare Services Far Outpace Peer Nations

January 15, 2020

Via: Forbes

As Democratic presidential candidates debate the state of U.S. healthcare, a common theme is the high cost of the system. Senator Bernie Sanders (I – Vermont), in particular, has made the claim that the U.S. spends twice as much on healthcare, per capita, as any other nation in the world.

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) the U.S. spent $10,586 on healthcare per capita in 2018, about twice the average of $5,280 among peer nations. While Sanders’ claim is erroneous, he’s pointing to a serious problem.

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