. . . in health care costs. A new study by The Commonwealth Fund finds that the United States spends more on health care than any other industrial county.
The U.S. spends far more on health care than any other country. However this high spending cannot be attributed to higher income, an older population, or greater supply or utilization of hospitals and doctors. Instead, the findings suggest the higher spending is more likely due to higher prices and perhaps more readily accessible technology and greater obesity.
And you before you right-wingers get all high and mighty, here’s this tidbit:
Health care quality in the U.S. varies and is not notably superior to the far less expensive systems in the other study countries.
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