The last sentence of this article is the key. We spend a lot for healthcare without incentivizing good health and positive outcomes. We spend lots of money on our health, but its not getting us the results we should and could have.
the key, though under-recognized, problem in American health care today: not that Americans spend a lot on health care, but that they spend a lot without always getting good value for the money.
NYTimes: How to Pay for Only the Health Care You Want