Monday, February 23, 2009

Comparison of Out of Pocket health care costs.

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?

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