Healthcare Costs In U.S. Nearly Double Other Wealthy Countries

Obesity rates in the U.S. are also higher

  • Healthcare costs in the U.S. made up 17.8 percent of GDP in 2021, according to a report from The Commonwealth Fund.
  • Compared to other high-income countries, this is nearly double the average of 9.6 percent.
  • In the U.S., healthcare spending per capita was three or four times more than in other countries, including South Korea, New Zealand, and Japan.
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