The article "A 2020 Vision for American Health Care"1 is a call to action to expand our current medical care model using the budget surplus. I agree that there is major fixing to be done. The WHO recently reported the huge amount of money the United States spent on health care, many times more than most other countries.2 The WHO report also shows that the United States lags sorely in many leading indicators of health outcomes despite the large financial outlay.
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