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This week in health care reform

A new analysis published by The Commonwealth Fund found that the United States continues to spend far more on health care than other high-income nations, driven by greater use of medical technology and higher prices. More frequent doctor visits and hospital admissions were not factors. In fact, with only four per year, Americans had fewer physician visits than residents of other developed countries. Americans also experienced poorer results on several key health outcomes measures.

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