When will America catch up with the rest of the industrialized nations?
Compared to 16 other high-income “peer” countries America is almost always dead last (no pun intended). Every single one of these countries — Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom — get more bang for their health care bucks than we do. We’re only tops in how much we spend on health care. (Well, that and violent deaths. We’re number one in that category too.)