Health spending vs longevity

With apologies for the rather large image size, here’s a depressing graphic from the National Geographic via Andrew Sullivan, who comments:

This National Geographic chart, which I stumbled upon while reading that magnificent magazine on the airplane, truly blew me away. If anyone can look at this and not see a simply insane way to distribute health care, a system so inefficient no socialist country could ever replicate it, then they have stronger rationalization skills than I possess. …

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