The Deepening Crisis in U.S. Health Care: A Review of Data
International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation 2011; 41(3): 575-86
This report presents information on the state of the U.S. health system in 2010. It includes data on the uninsured and underinsured and their access to health care, on socioeconomic inequality in health care, and on the rising costs of the U.S. health system. It also presents information on the role of corporate money in health care, focusing on the pharmaceutical industry, Medicare HMOs, and corporate-government conflicts of interest. The author includes results from public opinion polls on health system reform and recent data on international health systems and international system comparisons. The article concludes with an update on the U.S. federal health reform legislation.
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