Monday, June 16, 2014


The Commonwealth Fund has issued a new report that contrast the health care systems in 12 advanced countries and once again the US comes in dead last.  I suspect conservatives will try to spin this as another Obamacare FAIL so before I give the results, I need to let people know about the time period the report covers:
"The Affordable Care Act is increasing the number of Americans with coverage and improving access to care, though the data in this report are from years prior to the full implementation of the law. Thus, it is not surprising that the U.S. underperforms on measures of access and equity between populations with above- average and below-average incomes.
Additional provisions in the Affordable Care Act will further encourage the efficient organization and delivery of health care, as well as investment in important preventive and population health measures."
Here's the chart of the main results:

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