Published May 30, 2013
Americans like to consider their healthcare the best of the best. In the most recent CIA [Central Intelligence Agency] life expectancy estimates, however, the U.S. ranks 51st in the world. And Americans pay at least twice as much for their healthcare as most developed nations, including England and France. These costs hit uninsured Americans the hardest. As VOA's Carla Babb discovered, the charges vary from hospital to hospital.