Health Care At The United States

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Health care in the United States has become a major concern to many Americans. Health care is a part of every person’s life to ensure we continue to live a long eventless life. Many Americans cannot afford the high prices for proper treatment to stay healthy when in need of care. The United States has the highest cost for health care amongst the world; to mitigate these costs, we need additional support from the government to negotiate set standards between health care providers, fewer malpractice lawsuits, and fewer uninsured residents.

According to Davis, Stremikis, Squires, & Schoen (2014), among the eleven nations that were discussed in the article, the United States ranked first in the cost of health care within the country. The United States differs from the other countries by not having universal health insurance. With the absence of universal coverage in the United States, people still go without health care far more often than countries due to the higher cost for health care. Another study shows the United States ranking low when it comes to the safety and care of patients (Davis, Stremikis, Squires, & Schoen, 2014). When it comes to efficiency, the U.S. ranks last on the report compared to the other eleven countries. One main reason it ranked so low is do to the increase in the amount of medical test that is performed. Studies found in Davis, Stremikis, Squires, & Schoen (2014), show Americans that are below average income were more probable compared to their…

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