Infographic: Why America Must Address Its Rising Healthcare Costs

August 2, 2012Health Careby EW News Desk Team

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America is home to some of the world’s best hospitals and doctors, but it also has one of the most unaffordable healthcare systems. In fact, medical bankruptcies are on the rise and America desperately needs to fix its healthcare problems.

The cost of healthcare is rising, making it one of the fastest growing markets in the United States. But is that necessarily a good thing? To put things in perspective, Americans spend an average of $8,233 on healthcare annually, almost twice the amount its Canadian neighbours pay in a year. Is this acceptable? You decide.

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via Center for American Progress

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