US ranked worst healthcare system, while the NHS is the best
An analysis of 11 wealthy nations, including Australia and Canada, has found that the US healthcare system is the worst, particularly for fair and easy access
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Yale professor predicts United States will become a dictatorship
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House Speaker Boehner quits after five stormy years
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Health care in the United States
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United States foreign policy
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US ranked worst healthcare system, while the NHS is the best
An analysis of 11 wealthy nations, including Australia and Canada, has found that the US healthcare system is the worst, particularly for fair and easy access
American Clean Energy and Security Act
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