America Ranks Last Among High-Income Countries In Health Care Survey
A study of 10 other high-income countries reveals that Americans are more likely to be sicker, skip care and have trouble affording care when they do seek it out.
Commonwealth Fund Says Americans Are Sicker, Skip Care More Than Citizens Of Other High-Income Nations
Despite major coverage expansions under the Affordable Care Act, Americans are sicker and have more trouble affording care than 10 other high-income countries, a new survey shows. Moreover, almost half of the poorest U.S. adults can't get the care they need, and many resort to the emergency room for treatment, according to the Commonwealth Fund study. The non-partisan group surveyed almost 27,000 adults across 11 high-income countries about their health and experience with their country's healthcare system. The nations surveyed included Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. (Livingston, 11/16)