Access, Affordability, And Insurance Complexity Are Often Worse In The United States Compared To Ten Other Countries

by Cathy Schoen, Robin Osborn, David Squires et al.
Health Affairs 32, No. 12 (2013)

11 pp. 629 kB:
http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/early/2013/11/12/hlthaff.2013.0879.full.pdf+html

This new survey of eleven different countries’ health care found that US adults were significantly more likely than their counterparts in other countries to forgo care because of cost, to have difficulty paying for care even when insured, and to encounter time-consuming insurance complexity. The study surveyed the general populations of Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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