Here’s an amazing fact: American per capita spending on public healthcare is higher than in most of Europe. Americans spend a fortune on public provision of health services but get much less back than Europeans or Australians. Overall, the US spends 18 percent of GDP on health while Australia spends 9 percent. Its outcomes are no better.
To understand why, watch this seven minute video. John Green talks very fast but it’s worth keeping up with him. The web page gives sources for his information