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Schneider Book: U.S. Healthcare Not Underperforming

The U.S. healthcare system is not as underperforming compared to other developed nations as some evidence suggests, the authors of a new book say. There is the phenomenon that we spend more than other countries without necessarily having better outcomes, said JOHN SCHNEIDER, health policy professor at the University of Iowa and author of a new book called The Business of Health: The Role of Competition, Markets and Regulation. But maybe we just want to spend twice as much, Schneider told United Press International at a launch event for the book this week at the American Enterprise Institute. We can spend more -- we have higher per capita GDP. What people pay in other countries is not necessarily relevant.

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