Sometimes words aren’t enough to explain how inefficient and ineffective our health care system is these days. Nate Silver at fivethirtyeight.com put together an interesting graph that plots health care spending in industrialized countries in relation to life expectancy.
The graph is below but is a little difficult to read. Click here for a larger version that Silver posted. You may have to look twice to find the U.S. on the far right, which has a below average life expectancy and spends far more than any other country on the chart.