The high cost of medical procedures in the U.S.
Compared to other countries, the price tag for medical care is dramatically higher in the U.S.
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Argentina, Canada, Chile, India
France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland
Note: The study used available data that combines public, private, mixed and blended fee schedules to give a general trend of medical costs across countries. U.S. costs were based on data from Thompson Reuters and Kaiser Permanente. Birth procedures include prenatal and post-natal care.
SOURCE: International Federation of Health Plans. GRAPHIC: Wilson Andrews - The Washington Post. Published March 2, 2012.