An interesting report out puts the US healthcare system last out of seven countries in the Global North, the others being: Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. For the worse system, we in the US pay twice as much per person as any other country on the list.
Although the report doesn’t break down healthcare by gender (the authors just compare the healthcare of those with ‘above average income’ against those with ‘below average income’), they find that even by the most rudimentary measures, increased inequality means a worse healthcare system overall. In other words, for a healthcare system to work, it needs to be built to attend to those least able to afford it. Full report here.