Friday, August 22, 2014
Healthcare in the US, The Most Expensive in the World and not the Best
The second one is from the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. According to the OECD, an American pays an additional $1,000 per year in pharmaceuticals and other medical non-durables. Moreover, according to the OECD, the US is 26th in life expectancy form males born in 2012 and 29th in life expectancy for females born in 2012.
Finally, as a country, the US ranks the highest in healthcare spending in relationship with its GDP, at 19%.
With these tendencies continuing, it is no wonder that Americans who can are going abroad, specially to Mexico for healthcare.
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Robert Ervin is a freelancer who writes about healthcare, medical tourism, and living in Mexico.
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