Health Care in US Ranked LAST

July 11, 2010  
Filed under General Interest

Americans spend twice as much as residents of other developed countries on healthcare, but get lower quality, less efficiency and have the least equitable system, according to a recent report released by The Commonwealth Fund. When compared to health care systems in Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the U.K., the U.S. scores dead last.

One noted (and major) difference in health care systems amongst the countries being compared is the health care philosophies.  With the exception of the U. S., all nations in this survey have “universal health insurance.”  Universal health insurance…what a concept.  Someone should have thought to include that in that health reform bill.  What a shame that our politicians care far more about their political careers than they care about “We, the people.”   At any rate, the survey does, however, mention that the recently passed “health reform legislation”  in the U.S. will help to bump it up some in the foundation’s view.

Source: Reuters

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