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Tuesday, 05 April 2011 14:01

HHS Secretary Says U.S. Health Care No Better Than "Developing Countries"

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During an address delivered at a healthcare forum sponsored by Bloomberg Government, Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (pictured) described the services provided by the American health care system as on par with those in “a developing country.”

The event was held at the Newseum and focused on examining the interrelationship between cost, access and quality in the U.S. healthcare system. Other presenters and panelists included Congressman Charles Boustany, Chairmen of the Oversight Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, Dan Danner, President of the National Federation of Independent Business, Karen Ignagni, President of America’s Health Insurance Plans, Margaret O’Kane, President of the National Committee for Quality Assurance, and Steve Ubl, President of AdvaMed.

In her remarks, Sebelius was especially critical of the costs and delivery speed of treatment in the United States. 

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