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American Equality: Rich and Poor healthcare spending in America

Written By: Jason Shafrin - Sep• 15•08

Robert Samuelson writes:

“Economist Gary Burtless of the Brookings Institution recently discovered this astonishing data: on average, annual health spending per person — from all private and government sources — is equal for the poorest and the richest Americans. In 2003, it was $4,477 for the poorest fifth and $4,451 for the richest.”

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