America has the most expensive healthcare system in the world. We spend more than anybody but the results are atrocious - longevity is falling in comparison to other nations and infant mortality rates are increasing. We've got to be doing something wrong.
A new health report prepared for members and committees of Congress on infant mortality in the United States—which spends more money on health care than any other country in the world—places the U.S. at 31st in a list where countries such as Slovenia, Czech Republic and Korea rank far higher. In comparison, the U.S. was ranked 12th in 1960; 19th in 1980; 30th in 2005; and 31st in 2008, for a 75 percent decline overall.
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