Three Myths about Health Care Reform in the US

Health Care News - February 8 2010, 8:43 AM

It is sometimes claimed that the US has the worst health care system in the industrialized world.

Statistics showing how unhealthy Americans are, such as rates of heart disease, diabetes, and low birth weights, are provided to support this view. Correlation does not imply causation, however.

Myth #1: the United States has the worst health care system.

Myth #2: European nations have "socialized medicine" and the United States does not.

Myth #3: Republicans have not presented any alternatives to the Democrats' plans.

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