The Ongoing U.S. Health Care Crisis: A Data Update

Int J Health Serv. 2018 Apr;48(2):209-222. doi: 10.1177/0020731418764073. Epub 2018 Mar 22.


While efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act were narrowly defeated, grave problems in health care persist. Twenty-eight million remain uninsured, a number that is likely to increase. Millions more who have coverage cannot afford care because of high cost-sharing requirements. Meanwhile, the corporate takeover of medical care in the United States is at a gallop. This article provides a brief précis of recent data on U.S. health policy.

Keywords: health care corporations; health economics; health policy; inequalities in health.

MeSH terms

  • Accountable Care Organizations / standards
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Health Care Reform*
  • Health Policy*
  • Health Services Accessibility*
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance, Health
  • Medicare
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • Racism
  • Social Class
  • United States