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American Health Care: Worse and More Expensive

2017-01-05

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Here’s a quote from a New York Times (NYT) article (an op-ed) about the Republican attempt to abolish “Obamacare”:

Americans spend two or three times as much on health care as a share of G.D.P. as other industrialized countries but get worse outcomes. American children are 75 percent more likely to die in the first five years of life than British or German children, according to World Bank data, and American women are twice as likely to die in pregnancy as Canadian women. The reasons have to do partly with American poverty, and partly with the high number of uninsured.

 

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