Fascinating set of charts from Jameyer’s Flickr stream:
The US sprung ahead of other OECD nations in the 1980s. Costs were flat for around 8 years in the 1990s and then took a big jump just after 2000
Health Care Costs as percent of GDP vs Year
Health Care Costs as a percent of GDP vs Year with US Presidential Terms
Health Care Costs: 1950-2010
See also The Incidental Economist
Hat tip Marginal Revolution
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