The US Business Roundtable, a group that represents CEOs of major companies, recently issued a report on the status of the US health care system.

There have been studies about the high cost of care in the US before, but this one has a different view – it took the costs and factored benefits into the equation, using a ‘value’ scale based on statistics on life expectancy, death rates and health features.

As reported on, the US is very far behind its five leading economic competitors: Canada, Japan, Germany, the UK and France, all of which cover all their citizens for health care.

Spending lots of money with less than stellar results is not a formula for success.     The US has much to learn from the rest of the world, a fact hopefully understood by the Obama administration.