America poised on the precipice of health reform

Brooks, Janet
November 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/6/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 10, p1170
Academic Journal
The article reports that the recent poll indicated 90% of Americans believe their health care system needs fundamental change, if not a complete check up in the U.S. It stated that Business titans like Safeway's Steve Burd and Wal-Mart's Lee Scott are forming unlikely partnerships with union leaders to push for universal health care expectancy. Based on the recent Institute of Medicine study it was found out that 18,000 Americans die annually because they lack health coverage. Furthermore, patients look for alternative means of obtaining treatment, like signing up for clinical trials or traveling abroad to obtain surgery at cut-rate prices.


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