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US spends more on health care than other developed countries

The US spent $9,892 per person on health care in 2016, twice the amount spent in 2000 and 145% more than the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's median of $4,033, researchers reported in Health Affairs. The US spent more on health care than any other developed nation -- more than twice as much as Canada -- but had less access to care than other OECD countries, the report found.

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