Higher spending on health care does not necessarily prolong lives. Witness this statistics from the World Health Organization. In 2000, The United States spent more on health care than any other country in the world, yet life expectancy ranks 27th in the world, at 77 years.

Higher spending on health care does not necessarily prolong lives. Witness this statistics from the World Health Organization. In 2000, The United States spent more on health care than any other country in the world, yet life expectancy ranks 27th in the world, at 77 years.