The United States has the highest number of uninsured Americans in the world, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), and it is only getting worse.
According to the latest numbers, the US is the second most uninsured nation in the western hemisphere.
The problem is, the number of Americans without health insurance is on the rise.
The number of people without health coverage in the United States is on track to rise from 6.5 million in 2017 to 8.1 million in 2021.
According the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number was 7.4 million in 2020.
As of the end of the second quarter of 2021, according the Centers, 7.5 percent of the US population was without health care coverage, which is the highest rate in the developed world.
The US has the second highest rate of uninsured adults in the industrialized world behind Japan, with 12.9 percent of adults without health-care coverage.
The United States was ranked as the fifth-most expensive country in the World in 2021 according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
The country ranked seventh in the OECD for the second year in a row with an average cost of $15,000 per person per year.
The median cost of health insurance for Americans aged 18-64 was $1,847 per person.
The cost of coverage for older Americans rose from $1.19 per person to $1.,988.
The average cost for a family of four in the US was $5,073 per year, up from $4,959 in 2021, a jump of $500 per family.
The number one reason for the high cost of insurance is the fact that health care costs have risen significantly over the last three decades.
Health care spending rose by an average of 24 percent annually from 1975 to 2020.
The United Kingdom had the largest increase in health care spending from 1975-2021 at nearly 40 percent.
In addition, the country’s share of the global total health spending increased from 27.1 percent in 1975 to 39.9 in 2020, an increase of 16.9 percentage points.
In addition, Americans’ healthcare expenses rose dramatically over the same period.
The number of American households that reported paying more for health care than the average family of 4 grew from 5.9 million in 1975-2020 to 6.4,000 in 2020-2022, an average increase of 23 percent.
Americans spent more on prescription drugs in 2020 than the United Kingdom did in 2020 and the US has a larger share of prescription drug spending than the UK.
The most expensive country for people to get health insurance in 2021 was Denmark with a cost of nearly $1 million per person, and Japan ranked ninth with an annualized cost of about $1 per person for a single person.
China ranked 14th, and India was 22nd.
The most expensive countries for people aged 65 and over were the UK, Japan, Germany, and France.
Source: Kaiser Family Foundation