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These are the latest figures. I have checked.
Are people saying FactCheck.Org is wrong. The number is a bit dated but there no reason it shouldn't hold.
In 2002 GDP was 10,000 Billion and 13.9 was spent on health.
Which gives a number of 1,390 billion spent on health in 2002.
$6 billion was given out in malpractise suits in 2002.
Which gives 0.43% of total health expenditure.
Notice that US spends more tax payer money on healthcare than Canada, Germany, or France...
Updated 09-17-2012 at 02:50 PM by CowboyTed
Comparing Healthcare US v France
Per Capita Health Expenditures by Country, 2007
The sum of public and private expenditure (in purchasing power parity terms in US dollars), divided by the population. Health expenditure includes the provision of health services (preventive and curative), family planning activities, nutrition activities, and emergency aid designated for health, but excludes the provision of water and sanitation
Updated 09-10-2011 at 04:18 AM by CowboyTed
Googled 'Health ranking by Country'
The World Health Organization's ranking of the world's health systems Thats the WHO.
And here is expenditure per GDP
Total Health Expenditures as Percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 2000-2005 - Country Rankings
2nd highest behind 'The Marshall Islands' and increasing at twice the pace of the main european countries.
America's Health Rankings 2008
Source: Various years of data, World
Updated 09-01-2011 at 06:36 PM by CowboyTed