America's Stunningly Overpriced Healthcare System In 2 Charts

It’s no secret that the U.S. spends a crippling amount of money on healthcare.

Here’s some global perspective from Credit Suisse.

First is healthcare spending as a share of GDP. It’s not hard to find the U.S.

healthcare chart

Photo: Credit Suisse

There are plenty of demographic idiosyncracies that may explain some of what we see above.

But this next chart is a bit more damning.  It shows that the branded drugs Americans get are available for around half price across Europe.

drug prices

Photo: Credit Suisse

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