I, and pretty much every other health policy-minded person out there, have written about health care costs. Pretty much all of us proclaim that health care costs are too high and then go on to disagree about how to lower them. But in stating that costs are too high we use words and numbers, and sometimes that just isn’t enough. It’s one thing to read “$2.5 trillion” and it’s another altogether to see, say, 2.5 trillion one dollar bills stacked up or laid end-to-end. With something like that in mind, the Institute of Medicine put together a very short, but very informative, and very alarming slideshow on health care costs in the United States. It is worth watching and sharing with others.
Health Care Costs In Pictures