U.S. Health Care System Still Faces Many Problems, High Costs

July 18, 2008

A new report released on Thursday has shown that the United States is lacking compared to other industrialized nations in terms of health care...Washington (ChattahBox) – A new report released on Thursday has shown that the United States is lacking compared to other industrialized nations in terms of health care.

The report released by the private Commonwealth Fund foundation found that the U.S. health care system is still the most expensive in the world, as the quality of it is lacking.

The problems with the health care system are that it is still not efficient enough, and is lacking in quality compared to other countries.

The U.S. is spending twice as much as other industrialized countries spend on health care, but not getting enough in return.

The U.S. was rated, with other countries in 37 categories on a 100-point scale.

The U.S. average came in at 65, two points down from 2006. The U.S. also ranked last among 19 industrialized states in terms of prevention of premature deaths from heart attacks, and other causes.

Access to health care also saw a decline, showing a major health care issue.


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