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U.S. Only Nation to Spend More on Health Care than on Social Spending.

Posted on | May 13, 2017 | No Comments

Strikingly, this 2015 Commonwealth Survey of 13 OECD nations reveals that the U.S. is the only nation whose spending on health care exceeds its spending on social services (housing assistance, employment programs, disability benefits, and food security).High health spending in the US appears to have crowded out other forms of social spending that contribute to health. Lower health trajectories and greater health disparities have been tied to low investment in social services.

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