U.S. health spending has consistently outpaced economic growth. Health spending slowed down in recent years, but the improving economy and expansion of coverage may result in an upward trend again.
Access & Affordability
Most adults in the U.S. have health insurance. Still, care can often be unaffordable for those in worse health, with low incomes, and the uninsured.
Health & Wellbeing
After decades of consistent improvements, the U.S. has recently seen slightly worsened outcomes for measures of overall longevity, quality of life, and self-reported health.
Quality of Care
The U.S. health system has generally improved on measures of providing safe, recommended care with appropriate short-term outcomes, but not as quickly as comparable countries.