Moore: ‘Healthcare revolution’ depends on viewpoint
March 28, 2013
Re: Paul Chodkowski guest column, “Colorado set to stage healthcare revolution,” on March 24.
While I enjoyed the article, I found one of his statements to be very inaccurate. He stated that the United States has the best medical care in the world. While he may feel this way, I can find no literature that validates this statement. In fact, the World Health Organization ranks the United States at a mere 37th place out of 191 countries. The United States spends more of its GDP on healthcare than any other country, but we are far from the best in the world at utilizing those funds to create the best system.
I recently had the opportunity to travel to France, which is ranked first in the world for healthcare. I was beyond impressed with the system. Unfortunately, I got sick the day before we left for our trip and had to visit the doctor while in France. We should utilize some of their standards in our country and get to that No. 1 spot. Our healthcare system is driven by money, while their system is driven by providing quality healthcare to their citizens and visitors.
Clayton Moore, Dillon