Another reason we spend so much on health care

We hear lots of reasons why the U.S. spends so much on health care. But, there’s one obvious reason that I don’t recall hearing all that often.

On a recent EconTalk podcast, guest Esther Dyson offered this reason:

…one reason health care costs so much in the United States is that we are so unhealthy.

Could be.

It would be interesting to break down health care spending across various indicators of a person’s health to see if there’s anything to that.