From Frugivore — Why is American’s health care so expensive? Well, that is the question the 34-nation Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) seeks to answer with their newly released report. The U.S. healthcare system is more effective at delivering high costs than quality care.
According to the report, the structural defect in our system is an effective government mechanism that acts to keep prices down, says Mark Pearson, head of the OECD health division.
The report states that Americans spend 7,900 per citizen for health care but die earlier than their peers in other industrializes nations. And to make matters more depressing, the nearly eight thousand dollars we spend doesn’t go towards actual care.