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Stethoscope on money Health care accounted for 17.8 percent of U.S. GDP in 2016. In distant second place was Switzerland, at 12.4 percent. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Despite spending twice as much on health care as many other wealthy countries, the U.S. is one of the least healthy countries in the developed world.

A new study pins the blame not on overuse of the system, but simply on the high price of prescription drugs, medical devices and health care services here.

Jack Craver



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