Posts Tagged 'us health system'

Honesty is the best policy

A refreshingly upfront and honest approach to the health care system in the United States:

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Reminded of a bit of a different tune being preached in a GOP debate early last year (skip to 5:57):

Also, here’s a great Lancet commentary on the subject for those of you who have access. Money quote:

The fact is that the US population does not have anywhere near the best health in the world. Of 13 countries in a recent comparison, the United States ranks an average of 12th (second from bottom) for 16 available health indicators.  Countries in order of their average ranking on the health indicators (with the first being the best) are Japan, Sweden, Canada, France, Australia, Spain, Finland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Belgium, the United States, and Germany.



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