Infographic of the Day: A Picture of Health in America

April 12th, 2013
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As one of the largest segements of the US economy, health care accounts for trillions of dollars in spending, both by governments and private individuals. At Top Masters in Healthcare, we decided to take a closer look at where the money goes in this infographic.

Between 1960 and 2011, per capita health care spending rose by about 5,400 percent from $147 in 1960 to $8,311 in 2011. If other prices rose like that, here's what it might look like today:
Family Dinner: $176.58
Tube of Toothpaste: $13.50
Volkswagen Beetle: $95,526
Gallon of gas: $13.50
Average income: $287,010
Electric can opener: $479.52

Follow up:


Health in America
From: Top Masters in Healthcare

"Hat tip to Dan Flemming."


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