Dutch expenditure on medical assistance amounts to 60 billion euros per year and is increasing. That's a lot of money for 16 million people. But there are benefits. For example: since 1950, life expectancy increased 6 years due to medical care. In addition, the size of the workforce and its productivity increase when we are healthier. That is a benefit for the Dutch economy. This movie provides a lot of information about the costs and benefits of medical care.
Video credits to DutchGovernment YouTube channel