What’s Wrong With American Healthcare, In One Graphic

From the American Enterprise Institute’s blog:

Talk about a vicious cycle. The above chart (from must-read healthcare blogger Avik Roy) comes as close as anything I’ve seen to explaining in a picture what is wrong with the American healthcare system. It shows how government policy creates a dysfunctional healthcare market by insulating consumers from the true cost of their healthcare decisions, raising demand/overconsumption of high-end services/costs, prompting more government intervention (like Obamacare) … and more insulation. Rinse and repeat.

You can read the rest of their analysis here.

Nic Horton



  1. Ron Speer

    The government has no business in healthcare. Look at all the bankruptcies that have happened due to governmental support/promotion/intervention……

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