Lets jump in // Quick stats about USA healthcare costs

Here is one reason why costs of healthcare in the United States are so high.

So what’s costing so much?  Waste.

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This graph has been sourced from the article published in The Economist “Frugal health care in America Quality, not quantity” in 2011 (http://www.economist.com/node/18836914).

(Not much has changed in the past 4 years since these stats were gathered)

What are the seas of healthcare like for TYHEs?  Here is how Dr. Berwick, the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (USA) in 2011 had to say:

Health-care reform is like brain surgery, only harder.

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