This is astonishing but not altogether surprising and is why we need to elect Obama and increase Democrat majorities in the Congress.
$217 million per hour.Not to mention that we rank 37th in the world relative to the best health care systems, behind countries like Columbia, Saudi Arabia, and Chile.
That's how much Americans spend on health care according to testimony in front of Congress' Joint Economic Committee by experts from the American Human Development Project.
24 hours a day. 365 days a year. For a total of almost $2 trillion spent every year, 16% of our GDP - more than any other nation on earth. And for what?