U.S. Health Care Costs Since 1980

Fascinating set of charts from Jameyer’s Flickr stream:  

The US sprung ahead of other OECD nations in the 1980s. Costs were flat for around 8 years in the 1990s and then took a big jump just after 2000

Health Care Costs as percent of GDP vs Year

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Health care costs vs year for OECD countries. The US has run-away costs starting in 1980.

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Health Care Costs as a percent of GDP vs Year with US Presidential Terms

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Health Care Costs: 1950-2010

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See also The Incidental Economist

Hat tip Marginal Revolution


Originally published at The Big Picture and reproduced here with permission.