According to the scorecard, if the U.S. health care system were improved to the level of some other industrialized nations, then:
- Thirty-seven million more Americans would have access to primary care, and 70 million more would receive preventative care.
- Medicare could save $12 billion a year through reduced hospital admissions and hospitalizations for preventable conditions.
- $51 billion a year could be freed up if health insurance administrative costs were reduced.
To learn more about health care in the United States, visit the Commonwealth Fund.
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