Health Care Costs

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, how much are two pictures worth?

How about three?

4 comments… add one
  • CStanley Link

    Wow. Nothing I didn’t already know but very striking in degree.

  • Andy Link

    I’d guess most healthcare analysis and think-pieces could be replaced with these three charts. Definitely bookmarking this post.

  • Gustopher Link

    For the second graph, I would want raw numbers, rather than the very dubious %growth.

    It’s easy to plot %growth from a near zero population and create amazingly terrifying graphs. Take a look at the graphs created by the antivaxxers that show the growth in autism cases.

  • steve Link

    !)- The first graph is visually misleading as the Y axis does not start at zero. It is essentially a doubling of the baseline number, but when you do not start zero it looks like a 400%-500% increase. By comparison the general population has grown about 50% and the over 65 age group By about 150% (from memory).

    2) Probably true, but would be nice to see how they define administrators.

    3) Underestimates costs. This is looking just (95% sure) at costs with the insurance product. People almost never factor in, especially the free market advocates, the costs incurred by providers.


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