HKS Affiliated Authors

Professor of Public Policy, HKS; Joan and Julius Jacobson Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, HSPH

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2023, Opinion: "Let’s first look at the data: The U.S. now spends more than $4 trillion a year on health care. That’s nearly 20% of gross domestic product. Yet U.S. life expectancy lags literally dozens of other nations—including Portugal, Slovenia, and Turkey—by as much as seven years. If trends continue, we will drop to 64th in the world in life expectancy by 2040, though we will continue to spend significantly more per capita than nearly any other nation."