Wednesday, June 18, 2014

US Lousy Health Care

Why U.S. Health Care Is So Expensive and So Pathetic - The Daily Beast

America has flunked yet another health care test, finishing dead last in a Commonwealth Fund comparison of 11 industrialized nations across a wide range of health measures.

We are at the bottom of the barrel on just about every outcome one can measure, from lifespan after 60 years of age to care access—aka being insured—and having a regular doctor or place to be seen when sick or well. (The entire 32-page report, presented mostly in tables and big font, is here in pdf.)...
Why? Greed. GOP. Media propaganda. The repeal of the Fairness Doctrine by Raygun. Why? The inevitable chain of consequence.

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