Last week, the Common Wealth Fund conducted a study on healthcare systems, and not surprisingly the U.S. ranked last out of 11 developed nations. The U.S. has the most expensive healthcare, but as we all know it is fragmented due to administrative hassles such as costs, lack of access to primary care for people with low income and many other inefficiencies. However, the Common Wealth Fund did mention that the Affordable Care Act with some provisions will help boost the U.S. standing.

The question that should be asked is why has the U.S. waited so long to implement a health care law?

For 10 years or more the U.S. has been behind other developed nations that have superior health care system, also these other countries have lower obesity rates and mortality rates in childbirth. It’s upsetting to read that the U.S. has the worst health care system, it is more upsetting that has taking way too long for the government to do anything, if the Affordable Care Act is said to help boost the health care rating for the U.S. it will be a long time before the results are seen.

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