This is interesting data. I was under the impression that the United States would be leading this category, but we are not. Switzerland is way up there.
Household Out-of-pocket payments as a percent of total country expenditures on health in 2006 varied widely; for example, Luxembourg was 6.5% and Switzerland was 30.3%; France was 6.7%, Germany was 13.2%, and the U.S. was 12.8%. Note that these are not the percent of income that individuals or households pay, but the aggregrate percent of country-wide expenditures paid by out-of-pocket household spending.
Interesting, any thoughts?