Dysfunctional US Healthcare

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Dysfunctional US Healthcare

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Healthcare is a fundamental human right.

Yet it's increasingly unaffordable for millions of Americans.

It's a rationing system based on the ability to pay.

Insurers, Pharma and large hospital chains benefit hugely.

Despite high-minded claims divorced from reality, millions of Americans are uninsured because of what they can't afford.

Most others are underinsured for the same reason.

Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) advocates for publicly-funded comprehensive universal coverage for all Americans — Medicare for all, everyone in, no one left out.

It stressed that the US "fractured and inefficient collection of private and public health programs leaves millions of Americans out in the cold."

Once affordable in the US, that's no longer the case.

In 1960, healthcare as a percent
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