Yet another lying, leftist, freeloading chimp. What's next retard; claiming anglo kids are the ones playing the "knockout game"??<quoted text>
You do realize of course that those statistics are from before the ACA? right? that is the result of our health care system as it is, prior to the ACA.
maybe you should also point out that before the ACA, health care costs take the biggest portion of our GDP with the lowest returm of all industrialized nations. We get less for the buck than any other industrialized nation, before the ACA.
and what is the republican response to those statistics....
to limit medical malpractice awards and make it harder to sue health care professionals, institutions, and drug companies.
Texas is a prime example, they passed legislation years ago to limit malpractice awards,,,,and guess what, they have one of the highest health care costs in the states
National average =$6815
Texas average =$5924
All other red States WAAYY below average (including my home State Az @$5434). You are a total chimp......
Health-Care Costs: A State-by-State Comparison
When it comes to spending, some states may get more bang for their buck
By Louise Radnofsky
Wall Street Journal
Updated April 8, 2013 4:00 p.m.
ETHealth-care spending in the U.S. averaged $6,815 per person in 2009. But that figure varies significantly across the country, for reasons that go beyond the relative healthiness, or unhealthiness, of residents in each state.
The states that spend the most on health care for each resident are mostly in the Northeast. They are led by Massachusetts, a fact several Republicans used to criticize GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney during the 2012 primaries because as governor Mr. Romney had signed the state's health-care overhaul into law.
But Connecticut and Maine also have significant spending, and Maine's expenditures were some of the fastest-growing in the past two decades. Experts generally attribute the region's higher spending to its higher cost of living, greater proportion of elderly residents and number of high-profile hospitals.
Expansive, sparsely populated states such as Alaska and North Dakota also have high spending. Their representatives often attribute this to care delivery being more expensive under their conditions.
Big-spending states had some of the highest per-person spending on hospital care and doctors' services, which make up the bulk of medical costs. But in dental services, Washington state had the highest per-person spending in 2009. Florida was among the states with high prescription-drug spending.
Utah has the lowest spending, a fact its governors have often boasted of. Most experts attribute this to the state's relatively young and healthy population. The state has particularly low spending on hospital care and doctors' services.
Utah is among the states with the lowest rates of obesity, a factor often linked to expensive health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer. But the leanest states by that measure are Colorado, Hawaii—and Massachusetts.
Click on the map for more highlights on spending and the table for complete data on all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.