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U.S. Health Care Ranks Poorly



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    BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 05: A doctor holds a stethoscope on September 5, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Doctors in the country are demanding higher payments from health insurance companies (Krankenkassen). Over 20 doctors' associations are expected to hold a vote this week over possible strikes and temporary closings of their practices if assurances that a requested additional annual increase of 3.5 billion euros (4,390,475,550 USD) in payments are not provided. The Kassenaerztlichen Bundesvereinigung (KBV), the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians, unexpectedly broke off talks with the health insurance companies on Monday. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

    The United States came in dead last again in a report that looks that the U.S. health care system compared to other rich countries. Americans spend far more per person on medical care, yet are less healthy than people in 10 other countries. The system is less fair than those in other rich countries and is far less efficient, coming in last of the 11 countries in the report, which was compiled by the Commonwealth Fund.

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