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Where U.S. Health Care Ranks Number One
The Wall Street Journal - Mark B. Constantian

Last August the cover of Time pictured President Obama in white coat and stethoscope. The story opened: “The U.S. spends more to get less [health care] than just about every other industrialized country.” This trope has dominated media coverage of health-care reform. Yet a majority of Americans opposes Congress’s health-care bills. Why? The comparative ranking system that most critics cite comes from the U.N.’s World Health Organization (WHO).