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8 facts that explain what’s wrong with American health care

Updated by Sarah Kliff on September 2, 2014 for Vox

1) Americans pay way, way, way more for health care than anyone else

Health care in the United States is expensive. Insanely, outlandishly expensive.

We spend $2.8 trillion on healthcare annually. That works out to about one-sixth of the total economy and more than $8,500 per person — and way more than any other country.

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