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U.S. Ranks Dead Last for Healthcare Among 11 Wealthy Countries

HeadlineAug 05, 2021

The United States healthcare system once again ranks dead last among wealthy countries. That’s according to a new report by the Commonwealth Fund. Researchers found the U.S. spends far more per capita than 10 other nations — Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Holland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.K. — yet has the lowest life expectancy, highest infant and maternal mortality rates, and the most glaring inequities. Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal responded, “Our cruel, for-profit healthcare system is broken. … It’s time to guarantee healthcare as a human right. It’s time for Medicare for All.”

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