The Shape We're In

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  • The US spends 18% of the economy on healthcare. That's twice as much as any other country.

  • The overall quality of care is similar to that of other countries

  • The rise in medical costs – mostly driven by higher prices – is crowding out spending on other items for many families, and on investments by businesses.

  • Over the past decade, families in the US have lost pace, earning less today (adjusted for inflation) than in 2000.

  • If health care costs had risen just at the same rate as inflation, average US family income would actually have increased since 2000

Bottom line: The many (US families) have been sacrificed for the few. That has to, and can, change.

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It's Time to Mobilize for a New National Project: 
Fixing Our Health Care System Once And For All.

Here are some concrete steps you can take.