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How Our Health Care System Ranks Internationally

While the U.S. spends more on health care than any other country, we often have worse health outcomes than comparable nations. For example, Americans generally live shorter lives than people in comparable countries, in part, because Americans die from treatable illnesses at a higher rate than people in other high-income nations. Countries with universal health care use a variety of approaches to cover their populations and each system has important differences on a number of key issues, including eligibility, administrative efficiency, cost controls and care delivery. Medicare-for-All would allow us to improve an already popular program, Medicare, and expand it to everyone in the United States. We would finally join our peer nations in providing universal access to health care as a right and not a privilege.

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