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The US spends _____ on healthcare per capita than other developed countries.

  • 2x more (40% people answered this)
  • 3x more (33% people answered this)
  • 4x more (26% people answered this)

30 people answered.


Correct answer is: 2x more

It’s not just defense spending. The U.S. spends nearly twice as much on health care per person than most other major developed countries. Data from OECD compiled by PGPF. Per capita health expenditures in 2009, except Japan and Australia data which are from 2008. Foreign health spending was converted into U.S. dollars using purchasing power parity.


New York University is participating in Up to Us, a nationwide competition to educate and engage campus communities on the issue of our federal government’s long-term debt. NYU is competing with 9 other schools—such as Brown, Georgetown, and U Texas—to win this nonpartisan competition. First prize is $10,000 and the judging panel includes George Stephanopoulos, Chelsea Clinton, Erskine Bowles, and Alan Simpson.  Up to Us is a partnership between Net Impact, Clinton Global Initiative University, and the Peter G. Peterson Foundation ( If Up to Us: NYU wins, we will be donating the prize to charity, such as Food Bank of NYC or Hurricane Sandy relief.

Our campaign will kick off on 1/28. Keep an eye out for our tabling and programming events! Participate in our Great Giveaway to win prizes such as giftcards to your favorite local restaurants. 

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