On Healthcare The U.S. is Unique, We’re Number 1….. in the wrong way

The U.S. is the only industrialized country without a national health care insurance scheme for  it’s citizens. We have more uninsured than the rest of the industrialized world combined.  We leads the world in costs by a large margin–it’s not close. And finally we lead the world in bankruptcy from health care related debt.

Meanwhile with the notable exception of the elderly, who are covered by a government program, Medicare. our health statistics are in the middle of the pack so to speak when compared with other industrialized countries.

We seem to have institutionalized a system that assures excellent revenue and incomes for the health industrial complex but costly mediocre outcomes to patients.  We can and should do better.

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