|Contents on this page:
*Health costs, stats, charts. By nation.
*Total taxes by nation. Plus healthcare. Charts.
*Historical healthcare and tax charts.
*More links and info.
Create your own charts and graphs:
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The USA spends more per person for total healthcare costs (public and private) than any other nation.
Yet health statistics for the USA indicate poorer average health when compared to much of the rest of the Western world (most of which has universal healthcare). Comparative health indicator charts by nation:
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Carla Binion wrote in 2001:
“During 1992 and much of 1993, before the propaganda blitz, both Democrats and Republicans were leaning toward a health reform bill according to James Fallows (The Atlantic, January 1995.) Fallows writes, ‘Bob Dole said he was eager to work with the administration and appeared at events side by side with Hillary Clinton to endorse universal coverage. Twenty-three Republicans said that universal coverage was a given in a new bill.’ By 1994, the insurance corporations’ PR attacks had changed the political environment.”
“Goebbels and today’s mass mind control: Part One. How PR opinion-shapers turn the people against their own interests.” By Carla Binion. April 23, 2001. Online Journal. onlinejournal.com (PDF) Other copies online: mail-archive.com scribd.com angelfire.com Parts 1-3
|Health costs, stats, charts. By nation. [TopLink]|
OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).
*Key Health Data Projects.
*OECD Health Data 2009: Statistics and Indicators for 30 Countries.
*OECD Health Data 2009 – Frequently Requested Data. Many tables. Some with timelines going back many years. Costs, infant mortality, life expectancy, causes of death, public versus private health spending, and more.
**Download this Excel file. Use the free Microsoft Excel Viewer to view the tables. Open a downloaded Excel file by double-clicking it. At the bottom of the Excel Viewer window are tabs for each of the tables in a file.
http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/46/2/38980580.pdf – Source for first 2 charts below.
OECD publishing. Rights and Permissions. Allows websites and blogs to use excerpts of their publications with attribution and URL.
Chart below. Expenditures. Public on the bottom, private on top:
US dollars adjusted for purchasing power parities (PPPs).
Public share of health expenditure, OECD countries, 2005. By percentage of total health expenditures.
http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/52/33/38976604.pdf – Source for chart below.
(1) 2004. (2) 1992. (3) Share of current expenditure rather than total. (4) 1991 and 2004. (5) 1990/91 and 2004/05. Source: OECD Health Data 2007.
World Health Organization. Source for chart below. Data retrieved in July 2009 from WHO Statistical Information System (WHOSIS):
http://www.who.int/statistics/en – Click on “Customized search. Select indicators for all countries.”
http://apps.who.int/whosis/data/Search.jsp – Under the “Indicators” tab click “Health systems resources” in the left sidebar. Then scroll down and choose “Per capita total expenditure on health at average exchange rate (US$).” Then click “Create table.” To modify the table click “Modify table.” Under the “Time period” tab you can choose “Show latest available data.” Under the “Regions/countries” tab you can click “Select all countries” or Europe, Canada, United States. Click “Create table.” Click “export (.csv)” at the top to export the data. You can click the “Chart” tab to create a bar chart or graph. Options are limited though.
|Location||Total health spending per capita (U.S. dollars). Public and private.||Year|
|United States of America||6,714.0||2006|
|Republic of Korea||1,187.0||2006|
|United Arab Emirates||982.0||2006|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||569.0||2006|
|Trinidad and Tobago||568.0||2006|
|Antigua and Barbuda||517.0||2006|
|Micronesia (Federated States of)||266.0||2006|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||258.0||2006|
|Libyan Arab Jamahiriya||255.0||2006|
|Iran (Islamic Republic of)||247.0||2006|
|The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia||245.0||2006|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||233.0||2006|
|Republic of Moldova||68.0||2006|
|Syrian Arab Republic||66.0||2006|
|Sao Tome and Principe||58.0||2006|
|Papua New Guinea||29.0||2006|
|Lao People’s Democratic Republic||22.0||2006|
|United Republic of Tanzania||18.0||2006|
|Central African Republic||14.0||2006|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||6.0||2006|
|Democratic People’s Republic of Korea||0.0||2006|
|Charts. Total taxes by nation. Plus healthcare. [TopLink]
For the latest tax comparisons (by nation) see this Wikipedia page:
List of countries by tax revenue as percentage of GDP:
Americans pay more per person for taxes and healthcare than people in many other nations. This is calculated by adding together both public and private health spending as a percentage of the GDP (the Gross Domestic Product, or total economy of a nation). Add around 5 to 7% to the U.S. tax percent to have a fair comparison to European nations. Their taxes pay for a much higher percentage of health care costs compared to the USA.
See Table A. Total tax revenue as percentage of GDP for total taxes for OECD nations from 1975 to 2007. The table is from Revenue Statistics 1965-2007, 2008 Edition. OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). ISBN 9789264051393 (book), ISBN 9789264051409 (ebook), and ISBN 9789264051485 (CD). Publication date: October 15, 2008.
*OECD = Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
OECD Country Taxes as Share of GDP (Gross Domestic Product). Great chart:
http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxfacts/Content/PDF/oecd_tax_gdp.pdf PDF file.
http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxfacts/Content/Excel/oecd_tax_gdp.xls Excel chart.
Public share of health expenditure, OECD countries, 2005. Chart. By percentage of total health expenditures.
OECD Health Data 2007. How Does the United States Compare. Charts:
http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/46/2/38980580.pdf – Source for quote below:
OECD Health Data 2007:
“The public sector is the main source of health funding in all OECD countries, except for the United States, Mexico and Greece. In the United States, only 45.1% of health spending is funded by government revenues, well below the average of 72.5% in OECD countries. The public share of total health spending remains the lowest among OECD countries, after Greece.”
|Historical healthcare and tax charts. [TopLink]
To find sources for current and historical data and tables see the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) and WHO (World Health Organization) info higher up on the page. See also:
Snapshots: Health Care Spending in the United States and OECD Countries – Kaiser Family Foundation.
|More links and info. [TopLink]
“The U.S. lags behind most industrialized nations in virtually all significant public health measures, including life expectancy, infant mortality, and vaccine coverage”
–EXTRA! Jan/Feb 1996.
Lower all the other taxes, but keep those for universal healthcare! The ironic thing is that universal healthcare costs less, and gets better national health statistics. Yes! Giving a damn costs less!
The 2009 Statistical Abstract: Health & Nutrition. PDFs and Excel files. Much info from the United States Census Bureau: “This section presents statistics on health expenditures and insurance coverage, including Medicare and Medicaid, medical personnel, hospitals, nursing homes and other care facilities, injuries, diseases, disability status, nutritional intake of the population, and food consumption.” Use the free Microsoft Excel Viewer to view the Excel tables. Open a downloaded Excel file by double-clicking it. At the bottom of the Excel Viewer window are tabs for each of the tables in a file.
International Data Base. At the United States Census Bureau. Country Rankings. Largest countries for any year, 1950 to 2050. World Population Information. Global population trends, links to historical population estimates, population clocks, and estimates of population, births, and deaths occurring each year, day, hour, or second. Birth, death, and growth rates, migration rates, infant mortality, and life expectancy. Fertility rates. Total population and population by age and sex. Find tabular data for countries and regions as well as demographic indicators, population pyramids and source information for countries. International Data Base FAQ.
*FASTSTATS – U.S. Health Expenditures. National Center for Health Statistics. (from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Health expenditures broken down in various ways.