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Americans Spend Double On Health Insurance, With Worse Results

A study from the Commonwealth Fund compared the health care systems of several developed nations. Unfortunately, the United States was again ranked at the bottom.

The survey found that, on average, Americans spent over $7,000 on health expenses in 2007. Still, their quality of care was not the highest. The authors blame the inequitable patchwork of individual, employer-provided, and public health insurance plans that leave millions uninsured.

So if the USA isn’t on top, who is? The Netherlands had the highest overall score. Maybe our health insurance system could learn from the Dutch.

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