Health care costs in the United States are amongst the highest in the world. In fact, our spending on health towers over most countries. Why do you think that is? Well, the answer is that many of our costs in America are not correlated to some things they might be – like an older population or lots of smokers. In fact, both of those stats are near the median, or below. So what’s causing our high costs? The answer isn’t cut and dry, but as you’ll see in this visualization, the answer is something related to our expensive medical technology, and our obese population. Have you been eating too much pizza lately? Maybe you should look into the data and rethink your choice – you might be contributing to our rising negative statistics – and of course, the decline of your own health!
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