One objective of this blog is to encourage productive discussion and debate within the "comments" forum. Leaving comments has been made easier. No registration is required. Comments can be left anonymously. A Hassle free and easy forum to leave a comment. However, any inappropriate comments will be deleted by blog administrators. Thank you for commenting so your voice can be heard.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Despite Having the Most Expensive Health Care System, the US Ranks Last Among Seven Countries on Health System Performance.
Throughout the whole healthcare debate, those opposed to health care reform often said "we have the best health care in the world." Yet they offered nothing to back up those claims.
According to a new Commonwealth Fund report:
On measures of access to care, people in the U.S. have the hardest time affording the health care they need—with the U.S. ranking last on every measure of cost-related access problems. For example, 54 percent of adults with chronic conditions reported problems getting a recommended test, treatment or follow-up care because of cost. In the Netherlands, which ranked first on this measure, only 7 percent of adults with chronic conditions reported this problem.