"A study of 13 industrialized countries released Thursday showed Japan spends the least on health care, while the United States spends the most without providing superior care for the money...
The United States spent nearly $8,000 per person in 2009..Japan spent the least—$2,878 per capita in 2008...U.S. health care spending ..17% of gross domestic product in 2009, while Japan’s was under 9% of GDP."
Source: U.S. health care spending highest, Japan lowest: study
NATIONAL MAY. 04, 2012