As Australians it can be hard to understand what Americans have against universal health cover. It is not all of them to be fair. I know many who constantly ask me why Australia has it so good. It is a good question when you think Americans are spending more on health care than anywhere else in the world.
The latest health data from the OECD (the group of 34 market-based economies) shows that Americans fork out 17.7 per cent of GDP on health care costs compared to Australia, which spends about 8.9 per cent.