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U.S. Healthcare For Seniors Ranked Poorly Compared To 10 Other Countries

Earlier this month, Kaiser Health News reported that “more hospitals are receiving penalties than bonuses in the second year of Medicare’s quality incentive program, and the average penalty is steeper than it was last year.” Kaiser wasn’t the only troubling news that appeared recently for Americans who are 65 and older and rely on Medicare for their healthcare coverage.

In a report issued last week, The Commonwealth Fund found that the U.S. ranked poorly compared to 10 other countries on key indicators for those who are 65 and older. It’s an important and valuable comparison for 3 reasons.