Dr. Otis Brawley (Wikipedia)
Comparison of Healthcare costs in Maine collected by Maine Health Data Organization
Colonoscopy from $1,248 to $5,094
Knee replacement $28K-$66K
Arthroscopy of knee $5,000 -> $13,000
Per Capita Healthcare costs
How healthcare is financed
What happened in 1981?
Costs of Administration in the US
Direct to Consumer Advertising of Pharmaceutical
Costs of Drug
I also found a longer article
that provides a lot more data about the financing of health care worldwide.
Offshore healthcare costs from here.
From BCBS here.
Kaiser Health costs
Kaiser Health Care Prescription cost
Medical costs were
at 17.8% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2015 according to the USCenters for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the National Health Expenditure Fact Sheet
. They are almost certainly higher today.
The US economy has been growing at less than 2% per year over the past few decades. Here, from Kaiser Foundation
, is the stark reality, in one graph,
this talk by Dr. Otis Brawley (Wikipedia)