Health Care In America: Why Is It Unaffordable, And How Can We Fix It?Quicklink submitted by E.J.N. Permalink
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|In 1948 The United Nations adopted The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, declaring that 'Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including medical care.' But while many countries in Europe have come a long way in ensuring those human rights, in the last 30 years the United States has been going backward in that regard. In fact, the U.S. is one of the biggest failures in the world in that regard, in spite of the fact that it has the knowledge, the technology and the means to be one of the most successful. And not only is it a failure because it has unaffordable and absurdly high cost health care, the care it does provide ranks relatively low in the world. Why is that?|
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