This is one of those eye-popping graphics. Just consider the some of the implications of this data. I should make a list, but it would be too long. The Healthcare system is not just being milked as a cash cow, it is being bled by the extraordinary greed of he corporate establishment. Sure there is plenty of fraud and abuse, and plenty of inefficiency, but that pales in comparison to the built-in syphoning of mega$$$ by health insurance & BigPharma for shareholder payouts and ridiculous executive compensation packages. Not to mention the conversion of hospitals and other medical services from providers of care to public for-profit companies. Not even the not-for-profits have escaped the “become a business and prosper” mentality. The community hospital where I spent my career got infected with that mentality. Unfortunately, they picked bad investments (it was a healthcare institution, after all, not a venture capital group) . It cost them control and the hospital was acquired by a larger system. Business has bled this this cow to the absolute edge. If Americans want healthcare, we will likely eventually end up with single payer because we HAVE to, just too bad we have to suffer so long to get there. But until there is no more blood to suck, we are stuck.