Healthcare Spending

 

Valentina Stackl

Valentina Stackl

 

Just a quick post, I found an interesting graph (in the article Health Insurers, Poised for Round 2) in the New York Times showing the increased spending on Health Care in the United States over the years. That graph shows that the spending is at over two trillion dollars. That is a two with 12 zeros! A trillion dollars is a million millions. A trillion dollars is a thousand billions. Just to put that into perspective, one billion seconds ago it was 1959. One billion hours ago it was the Stone Age. If you would count to one billion (and that’s not even close to  trillion, as we know) you would have to stay awake without eating for 39 years. Holy Moly! 

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