Who took last place in a new ranking of health care in high-income countries?
- It doesn’t have universal health insurance coverage.
- Income inequality “profoundly” limits access to care.
- Half of its lower-income adults say they didn’t receive care because of cost.
- It is found between Canada and Mexico
Yes, the US took 11th place among 11 countries yet again, according to a Commonwealth Fund report released yesterday. America has held that position since the Fund began the rankings in 2004.
Australia, Norway, and the Netherlands topped the rankings based on access, outcomes, equity, and other criteria.