Health Care Reform: Do Other Countries Have the Answers?

Special Publications | Health | International

Tuesday, March 10, 2009
by John C. Goodman, Linda Gorman, Devon Herrick, and Robert M. Sade

Many arguments for the superiority of other health care systems have been repeated often: the United States spends more than any other country, but its health outcomes are often worse. Whereas no one is ever denied care because of an inability to pay in countries with universal coverage, as many as 18,000 people in the U.S. die each year because they are uninsured and more than half of all bankruptcies are caused by medical debts. Also, other countries avoid our high administrative costs.

Yet these and other assertions are debatable. Some are demonstrably false.

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