U.S. health care costs far exceed those of other nations, relative to the size of the economy or GDP. Despite the huge amount of money spent on health care here, the U.S. also has poorer health outcomes than do other developed nations.
Clearly, the U.S. is doing something wrong. Changes must be made before the nation faces a health care crisis. Otherwise, we will only be able to do too little, too late.
If the United States were to follow in the footsteps of other developed countries, a nationalized single-payer health care system would produce better health outcomes at a lower cost for Americans. The poorest and most disenfranchised among us would be able to seek medical care they may desperately need. And although more people would be able to get medical care, we would still be paying less for health care than we currently pay.