Visualizing Health Policy, a new monthly feature in JAMA, illustrates how health care costs in the United States have
surged over the past 50 years. The infographic, created by the Kaiser Family
Foundation (KFF), shows how health care spending is unevenly distributed within
the US population, with only half the population accounting for more than 97%
of health care costs; how health care costs are putting pressure on US
families; how the United States spends more per person for health care than
other countries; and how the cost of health insurance premiums has increased in
the past decade for both workers and employers.
infographics are available on KFF's website.