U.S. Health Care: Highest Costs; Not Highest Results

01.30.2017 - Healthcare Quality

With Congress now reconsidering rules affecting the U.S. health-insurance system, it’s worth taking a look at what lawmakers are up against: an expensive health-care network that doesn’t deliver the best results to the most people at the lowest cost. Americans pay far more than other wealthy nations for health care—more than double per year than Canadians or Australians. And the bottom line? U.S. life expectancy ranks behind countries such as Japan, Israel and Spain.