Joe: Yeah, yeah it’s good that we have that program, but I hear where you’re, y’know, I hear what you’re saying. I am fed up with it, too. I mean I read that the U.S. spends twice as much per person on healthcare than any other industrialized nation
1)Is the pattern "as much ... than" common in informal speaking?
2)Does "as much per person" mean "as much money per person.."?
Source: A.J. Hoge, Effortless English, Real English Conversation