Infographic: America’s High Health Care Costs

A series of graphics from Maura Calsyn, Emily Oshima Lee, and Danny Schwaber shows that our health care spending is out of control.

Download individual graphics: Graphic 1, Graphic 2, Graphic 3, Graphic 4, Graphic 5

why we need to address rising health care costs

Maura Calsyn is Associate Director for Health Policy, Emily Oshima Lee is Research Associate/Policy Analyst for Health Policy, and Danny Schwaber is an Intern at the Center for American Progress.

See also:

  • Paper Cuts by Elizabeth Wikler, Peter Basch, and David Cutler


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 (Maura Calsyn)

Maura Calsyn

Former Vice President and Coordinator, Health Policy

Emily Oshima Lee

Senior Policy Analyst

Danny Schwaber

Special Assistant