Health Care in Britain and America

Archive Report

Dissatifaction of High Cost and Inadequate Coverage

Criticism of High Cost and Inadequate Coverage

Health care in the United States has been variously described as “a scandal,” on the “verge of a breakdown” or, in the words of President Nixon, facing a “massive crisis.” The dimensions of the problem have been thoroughly documented: costs have run out of control, medical attention has become inaccessible to millions of Americans, preventive care is minimal and dozens of different medical programs lack coordination and are beset by waste and duplication. There is general agreement by all parties that change is not only desired but anticipated. Now, as the Nixon administration prepares to offer its proposals for medical care reform to the nation, and numerous other comprehensive reform measures are ...

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