5 misconceptions about health care

  • Article by: SHANNON BROWNLEE AND EZEKIEL EMANUEL
  • Updated: December 7, 2008 - 8:10 AM

With Congress ready to spend $700 billion to prop up the U.S. economy, enacting health-care reform may seem about as likely as the Dow hitting 14,000 again before the end of the year. But it may be more doable than you think, provided we dispel a few myths about how health care works and how much reform Americans are willing to stomach. 1. America has the best health care in the world.

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