Visualizing health care spending

Via Austin Frakt; a clever use of health care spending data over time, 1960-2010, presented in a flowing chart (below is a stillshot):

The data visualization is done by Josh Cothran from the Georgia Institute of Technology and showcased on the California Healthcare Foundation website.

The introduction:

In 1960, almost 100% of the spending on prescription drugs came out of the consumer's pocket; by 2010, out-of-pocket spending was down to 20%. Over the past 50 years, there have been major shifts in the way hospital care, physician services, long-term care, prescription drugs, and other services and products are paid for.

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