Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Broken Mirror On The Wall: On The Commonwealth Fund's Comparison of National Health Systems

The Commonwealth Fund has released another edition of its Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, 2014 Update: How the U.S. Health Care System Compares Internationally. Following tradition, it concludes that the American health “system” is the worst of eleven developed countries.

We sympathize with the Commonwealth Fund’s criticism of U.S. health care as overly bureaucratic and suffering from administrivia. We haven’t met anyone who would disagree with that. Where we differ is on the idea that transferring some of that administrative load towards government efforts to “coordinate” care is going to improve things.

Read the entire column at NCPA's Health Policy Blog or The Independent Institute's Beacon blog.

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