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The U.S. ranks 141st in government spending on health

22 June 2009 7 comments

According to data gathered in 2005 by the World Health Organization, government expenditures on health in the United States amounts to 45.1% of total expenditures on health, a percent that makes the United States rank one-hundred-and-forty-first in that category. The United States is sandwiched by Venezuela and Eritrea in that category.

Niue ranks first, with 98.6% of total expenditures on health being covered by the government. At the bottom of the list is Myanmar, at 10.6%.

gov spending on health care.xlsx