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New healthcare rankings put U.S. dead last, despite being most expensive
New York Daily News

A new report from the Commonwealth Fund ranks the U.S. healthcare system as the most expensive in the world — and the worst performing.

Compared with Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, the U.S. was last or near-last in categories of health access, efficiency and equity, according to the report. Especially in equity, America showed the biggest difference in care for high-income and low-income patients.