See How the U.S. Health Care System Stacks Up to the Rest of the World

Debated by many Americans, the question of whether or not the U.S. health care system is up to par can actually mean the difference between life and death.

This flowchart, put together by the School of Public Health and Health Services at George Washington University, compares America's health standards with the rest of the world to see if the U.S. is truly taking care of its citizens' needs. The results don't seem quite as dire as many people believe them to be; cited by the World Health Organization, the U.S. "spends more than 2.5% more on health care per person than most developed nations in the world."

Noted in the infographic however, is the expense of access to the U.S. health care system.