Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: How the U.S. Health Care System Compares Internationally, 2017 is Available

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<p>Thank you for your interest in our report <em>Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: How the U.S. Health Care System Compares Internationally, 2017 Edition.</em></p><p>You can access a copy of the digital report <span style="text-decoration: underline;">here</span>, and a pdf copy of the report is attached to this email.</p>
<p>Some of the topline messages of the report are:</p>
<li>The <a name="_Hlk487785402">U.S. </a>stands out for having the highest costs and lowest performance of the countries in the study. </li>
<li>The U.S. health system lags substantially behind other countries—especially when it comes to access to care and equity. </li>
<li>Despite having the most expensive health care system, the U.S. ranks last among eleven countries based on measures of access, equity, quality, efficiency, and health outcomes.</li>
<p>"What this report tells us is that despite the substantial gains in coverage and access to care due to the Affordable Care Act, our health care system is still not working as well as it could for Americans, and it works especially poorly for those with middle or lower incomes," said Commonwealth Fund President David Blumenthal, M.D. "The health care policies currently being contemplated in Congress would certainly exacerbate these challenges as millions would lose access to health insurance and affordable health care."</p>
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