COVID-19 Lessons from the US Healthcare System

These are some of the main thoughts and lessons about healthcare in the US:

  • The US has the worst healthcare and health indices of advanced economies, and getting worse.
  • The US healthcare excludes from participation or provides low quality service to important segments of the population, including the unemployed, the poor, black and brown people, the elderly…
  • The US, as demonstrated by the mass vaccination failure, doesn’t have a public health system, it has a highly segmented, for profit, private health system, with limited access of the whole population
  • The US healthcare system is well known to have the most expensive system in advanced economies
  • The best healthcare systems in the world are national publicly-owned or directed systems.
  • One of the political parties doesn’t care about the serious deficiencies of the US healthcare system, and have no intention to improve it.

About Stephen E. McGaughey
Resident of the City of Coral Gables

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