Although the United States spends more on healthcare than other developed countries, its health outcomes are generally no better
August 17, 2015
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The United States healthcare system is the most expensive in the world, and our healthcare costs are projected to keep rising — faster than inflation, the economy, or wages. Despite those high costs, our health outcomes are generally no better than those of our peers, and in some cases are worse. Moreover, the historical trend is pessimistic: For example, although life expectancy at birth in the U.S. has risen by about 9 years since 1960, this is a smaller improvement than other countries have seen over the same period.

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