The Worst Health Money Can Buy

By Kim Ridley

One of the biggest myths about health care is that more is always better. Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in the United States, which offers a cautionary tale for other countries seeking health care reform — including those in Europe looking across the Atlantic for inspiration. The American people spent nearly $2.1 trillion on health care in 2006 — more than was spent on food — yet Americans aren’t exceptionally healthy or long-lived as a result. They have shorter life expectancies than people in Western Europe, Canada and Japan and are no less hindered by disease than their counterparts in other developed countries.

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Please also read what the San Francisco Chronicle has to say: We spend far more, but our health care is falling behind
Say “When.”

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