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10 Surprising Facts about American Health Care

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Publication Date: March 2009

Publisher(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Author(s): Scott Atlas

Funder(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Funder(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Topic: Health (Health services administration)

Keywords: European; treatment; health care; Canadians

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Medical care in the United States is derided as miserable compared to health care systems in the rest of the developed world. Economists, government officials, insurers and academics alike are beating the drum for a far larger government role in health care. Much of the public assumes their arguments are sound because the calls for change are so ubiquitous and the topic so complex.