Hey Jerry thanks for the comment,
I am not making an argument for nationalizing healthcare. That would be a projection on your part.
I clearly state in my text prior to the infographic "this average life expectancy vs. cost of healthcare infographic gives you a visual demonstration of how far outside worldwide averages that the USA costs lie".
I also clearly state, "If you believe that life expectancy has any connection at all with the quality of a nation’s healthcare system … you have to question whether we are getting our money’s worth." Notice there is a big IF at the start of that sentence.
This is a visual representation of an outlier statistic. It is up to the reader to decide if thay believe DRAMATICALLY higher per capita healthcare expenditures should somehow be reflected in average life expectancy.
You have stated your case and I don't think your argument is invalid. However, For me, 30,000 patient visits later ... it is just grist for the mill and another reason to say ... hmmm, interesting (hear Sergeant Schultz voice when you read that)
Dike Drummond MD