|'This is the chart that I think ought to dominate the conversation about public-sector health-care spending in the United States,' writes Matt Yglesias, 'and yet it is curiously ignored.' 'The data show government health-care spending per capita in the United States and Canada. The United States spends more. And that's not more per person who gets government health insurance, it's more per resident. And yet Canada covers all its citizens, and we don't. That should be considered shocking stuff, and yet I rarely hear it mentioned.'
It should be considered shocking stuff. But I actually don't think that's the chart that should dominate the discussion over government health-care spending. See charts: