$2.54 Trillion Spent on Healthcare in 2010
Want to know how the U.S. stacks up against the rest of the world relative to health/healthcare? Check out the information at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (link below).
For instance, in 2010, we spent 17.6% of our GDP on healthcare.
Who else spent a lot? The Netherlands (12%) -- and they mandate the purchase of at least basic health insurance.
In 2010, our GDP was $14.4471 Trillion. That's $2.54 TRILLION spent on healthcare in the US in 2010.
For comparison, The Netherlands GDP in 2010 was $774.2289 Billion, so they spent $92 Billion on healthcare in 2010.
Graphical comparison of the GDPs. Red is the US. Blue is The Netherlands.