The leek: a satirical take
By Horace Heller Hedley, IV
The U.S. health care system, long criticized for poor accessibility, lackluster overall outcomes, and low health benefits per dollar spent, now ranks sixth among the world’s developing countries. These results from a recent World Health Organization (WHO) survey covering nearly all national health care systems place the U.S. among the top four percent of developing nations—trailing only Columbia, Morocco, Chile, Dominica, and Costa Rica. These findings from the WHO’s paper “Measuring Overall Health System Performance for 191 Countries” are expected to vindicate defenders of the U.S. health care system.
“The 96th percentile among two-thirds of the world’s nations,” said Richard Johansen, Deputy Director of the conservative Heritage Foundation, a staunch opponent of the Affordable Care Act. “Does that sound like a system desperate for a costly overhaul?”