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Submission + - U. S. Healthcare Industry Claims Debunked (reuters.com) 1

Rambo Tribble writes: We've all heard the claim that the U. S. healthcare system is "the best in the world". While mortality statistics have called that claim into question many times, the industry has countered that factors such as obesity and smoking accounted for the statistical results. Now, a study at Columbia University has put the lie to the healthcare industry's defenses.

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