Health Care Reform Trivia Part II: The Health Care Gap in the United States

 

Amount of GDP spent on healthcare in the U.S. in 2012: 17.6 cents for every $1

 

U.S. population in 2012: nearly 313 million
Number of people on Medicaid in 2012: 72.6 million (23.2 percent)
Number of people without health insurance in 2012: 48 million (15.3 percent) (more…)

Health Care Reform Trivia Part I: U.S. Health Care Compared to the Rest of the World

Hi Readers – I’ve been doing some research for an upcoming post about the impact of the Affordable Care Act on people with chronic illnesses. Along the way, I’ve come across bits of information I found interesting that I thought I’d share. Here’s part I in a series of health care trivia…stay tuned for Parts II and III – Rachel

 

Average life expectancy in the U.S. in 2010: 78.2
In 34 OECD* countries: 79.5 (more…)