Health Costs by age
by, 10-22-2009 at 10:47 AM (3302 Views)
These are UK figures. These are good as they have a standard delivery of care from cradle to grave therefore we can see that using direct comparison of healthcare delivery.
As you can see healthcare from for 65 -85 costs over 200% of the average and for above 85 it is over 500% of the average.
This explains so medicare costs are so high. The private insurers are charging for when costs are much lower risk while when the person actually is more likely to get sick the Goverment is forced to pick up the tab.