To Fix Health, Help the Poor

It’s common knowledge that the United States spends more than any other country on health care but still ranks in the bottom half of industrialized countries in outcomes like life expectancy and infant mortality. Why are these other countries beating us if we spend so much more? The truth is that we may not be spending more — it all depends on what you count.

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Bradley EH, Taylor L. To fix health, help the poor. New York Times. 2011 December 8.  Available from: