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It’s no surprise that low income Americans are almost twice as likely to encounter at least one barrier to accessing health care than the wealthy. But an analysis of an international comparison study finds that higher income Americans are more likely than even low income residents of seven out of ten industrialized countries to face barriers to health care. The only country with no income disparity, the UK, also had the lowest level of barriers overall. So much for the US having the best health care system in the world – rich or poor.
Ellen Andrews