Tuesday, November 1, 2011


The United States is the only nation in the industrialized world without a universal health care system. The oldest universal health care system is in Germany, which had its inception in 1883 under Chancellor Otto von Bismarck. Today, U.S. citizens pay much more for coverage than citizens of any other nation, yet we are ranked 37th in health care quality and even lower in availability. Some former Soviet block and Southeast Asian nations offer better coverage; even Cuba has a lower infant mortality rate. According to experts at Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Mercer, the US System is sick; its prognosis, poor. Read more

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