How does United States health care compare to other countries?



The United States has a unique health care delivery system. Unlike other industrialized countries which all have some form of top-down, government-run system, the structure of medical care in the U.S. has evolved organically over the past 80 years. Half of all Americans receive their health insurance from their employer or their spouse’s employer. Over 40 percent of Americans receive their health insurance from the government through Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare.

Advocates of a single-payer system in the U.S. believe this existing hybrid system is detrimental to patient care. They argu...


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