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ACA Must Move Forward

 

Last updated 11/20/2013 at 1:32pm



Though many people have been disappointed by the roll out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) website and angered by the cancellation of sub-standard health insurance policies, it is important to recognize how much the pre-ACA system cost and how poorly it has performed.

Costs and related factors were the subject of a survey, recently published in Health Affairs, of 20,000 individuals in 11 advanced countries. The cost of the U.S. health care system was highest by far.

In 2013 we spend over $8,500 per person while the average of other advanced countries was $4,386. In terms of a percenta...



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