American Health Care Flunked Again

Isaiah J. Poole

There’s more proof today that America’s health care system, far from being what presidential candidate and former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson last week called “the absolute best in the world,” lags far behind those of other major countries and fails to pass some basic tests of what a proper health care system should be.

Alec Dubro at TomPaine.com reports on a study by The Commonwealth Fund that says “what everyone who cares to look knows”: that there are two health care systems in America—one for those with money and for those without—and that both haves and have-nots suffer as a result of the system’s shortcomings.

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