29 Reasons for Optimism on Health Care Spending

Residents of 29 countries live longer lives, on average, than Americans—while spending up to eight times less on their health. A new report by American Human Development Project ranks the 50 states and Washington, D.C. against 80 countries in the world on life expectancy at birth, infant death rates, and annual per person spending on health care. The results powerfully demonstrate how better care and reining in costs are not incompatible.

Read the Report (PDF)
Download the Data Tables (.xls)

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