The United States spends an average of about $13,000 per person every year on health care. Nearly 70% of seniors will need long-term care services as they age, per Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.
The American health care system maximizes the profits of health care companies at the expense of families’ budgets.
No other country comes close to spending so much:
|Source: KFF Health News | Data is from 2021 or nearest year. | By The New York Times
Despite all our spending, the U.S. has the lowest life expectancy of any high-income country:
|Source: World Bank | Data is from 2021. | By The New York Times
America has at least 600 fewer nursing homes than it did six years ago, according to a recent Wall Street Journal analysis.