There's at least one group for whom America isn't quite thegreatest country in the world, and that's seniors, who tend to besicker and pay more for health care than their peers in other countries.

A Commonwealth Fund study, reports Health Day, finds that not only are seniors sicker inthe U.S. than their counterparts in 10 other high-income countries,but they’re hindered by financial barriers to obtaining the care theyneed—despite the fact that they’re covered by Medicare.

“Our Medicare is not as generous as comparable insurance inother countries,” fund President Dr. David Blumenthal is quoted inthe report. Blumenthal points out that while other countries don’trestrict government health insurance to the elderly, the U.S. is“complacent” about the value and benefits associated withMedicare.

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