Health Care’s Medical Gluttony

Dan Munro

Posted 1/31/12 on Forbes

Dan MunroSeems to me we always have a few big breaking healthcare stories early in the year.  I remember last year when Mary Meeker released her stunning report – USA, Inc.  For the first time, it gave us a detailed view into the health of our country – as if it were a Corporation using balance sheet accounting.  That report is truly outstanding.  If you haven’t read it – I can’t recommend it highly enough.  In some ways I think it’s “table stakes” for any intelligent discussion around the health (and healthcare) of our Country. In that report are two charts that graphically illustrate the size of our healthcare spending (as reported through 2009) – and then the results of our healthcare system.  This was the first one: