Disparity In Healthcare

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The United States spends more than $2 trillion dollars on its health care system, more than any other country in the world. Additionally, the U.S. has the highest proportion of physician specialists to patients (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development). Although our country invest massive amounts of money into our Healthcare System and its doctors, there exist an equally massive disparity in the treatment of patients. For example, some patients only wait minutes to be seen by a physician, while other many wait hours in crowded waiting rooms, or worse patients maybe forced to wait until the conditions require an emergency room visit. This variance in healthcare can be explained by the theory Harvard Medical professor and M.D.,