Healthcare: Spending more and getting less

Muir, Ed
March 2007
American Teacher;Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 91 Issue 6, p26
The article states that the U.S. government spends one quarter of the federal budget on healthcare, but employers and individuals have a larger role than the government in setting rules for the U.S. healthcare system. The author believes the U.S. healthcare systems is inefficient; the U.S. has higher healthcare costs but lower life expectancy and higher infant mortality as compared to other industrial nations.


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