US per Capita Healthcare Costs Twice that of Germany & United Kingdom
Healthcare in the US More Costly
Even though the United Kingdom (UK), Germany, and Canada are very similar countries to the United States (US) in terms of wealth and civil rights, they are not equal when it comes to healthcare costs. In 2011, healthcare costs per capita in the US was over twice what it was in Germany and the UK.
But Does this Extra Cost Translate into Better Care?
No. In fact, there is some suggestion by the numbers that higher costs may be actually associated with worse healthcare. Notice these figures below on infant mortality rates in these countries.
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