The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have cost billions of dollars over the last decade, but the spending won’t stop when the fighting does. Just how much money are we spending on health care because of war? As of March 2013, the U.S. has paid $135 billion for medical and disability care for more than 4 million veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Total payout for ongoing veteran’s benefits from all wars (combined) prior to 2001: $24.8 billion per year.
In this infographic, MBA in Healthcare Management Degrees examines the healthcare costs of war.
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