How does the sum total of ALL US healthcare costs compare to the sum total of ALL US health insurance premiums paid by Americans, annually?

The problem of healthcare in America is often sold as an issue of scarcity, touching on political ideology. My question aims to see whether that scarcity(at least in terms of funding) is real or perceived.

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In the US the 2011 figure was around $8000 in overall cost per person for healthcare. The 2009 average cost of insurance was $5000 per person.

Need to consider the out of pocket payments for uninsured patients.

Also point out that the $8000 per person figure is about 2x higher that the average cost in other developed nations.

This most because right leaning voters mistakenly believe that healthcare is a privilege and not a right; and that "profit" is the only force that can motivate humans to care for each other.

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