Longevity and Healthcare Expenditure

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Oxford University economists Ortiz-Ospina and Roser have put together a comprehensive document on healthcare financing (data geeks will love this). When they plot per-capita healthcare spending against life expectancy for the wealthiest countries, the U.S. comes up wanting (see the last graph in section II.) This does not fully address causality because there are many factors that influence this such as exercise, eating habits, culture and lifestyle, etc. 

PositiveTip: Remember, medical care may be second-to-none, but your lifestyle choices have a profound influence on your longevity!