America Needs A Healthcare System Built For Care, Not Profit

Benjamin Fong writes in Huffington Post:

The United States pays about three times per capita what the average developed nation pays for healthcare, yet of those countries we have one of the lowest life expectancies, the highest maternal and infant mortality rates, and an astonishingly high number of deaths from preventable diseases.

In addition, nearly 30 million people are uninsured, another 30 million are underinsured, and the rest of us bear increasingly thin benefits with unaffordable premiums, deductibles, and copays.

So how is it that we pay so much for healthcare when our health outcomes are so abysmal and our health coverage so inadequate?

The problem is simple, but the solution is more complicated. Read the entire thought-provoking piece here.

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