Friday, July 31, 2009

Whoa... Obama claims that the United States spends $6,000 MORE per person on health care than any other industrialized country?

If there are a bit over 300 million people in the United States (as of 2008) and we're spending in total about $2.2 trillion on health care (in 2007), then we're only spending about $7,200 per person in TOTAL.

So according to Obama, every other industrialized country spends only $1,200 per person on health care?

Not according to these various reports (here, here) (some are dated, but health costs have only increased in the meantime, so I think they bear out my point)....