“US is ranked poorly among wealthy nations

“Despite significantly higher health care spending than Finland, the United States has the worst overall child mortality rate compared with 19 other wealthy nations in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, according to a study published last year in the journal Health Affairs.

“”The US is the most dangerous of wealthy, democratic countries in the world for children,” said Dr. Ashish Thakrar, lead author of the study.

“And it does not fare well either when it comes to the maternal mortality rate for women. In the US, it’s 14 per 100,000 women — nearly five times higher than Finland, which is three, according to the World Health Organization. The number puts the United States in the company of several nations, including Uruguay and Serbia.

“In addition to an enviable health care system, Finland has a lot to celebrate. Just this week, it was named the happiest country in the world for the second year in a row.”

“Nikki Haley is criticized for her comment on health care in Finland
“By Faith Karimi, CNN
“Updated 3:06 PM ET, Thu March 21, 2019”