New Website Monitors the State of U.S. Healthcare

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HEALTHCARESTOPWATCH.COM features live trend calculators regarding the number of uninsured Americans and the financial status of Medicare/Medicaid

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 8, 2009

Health Care Stop Watch, a new nonprofit, nonpartisan website monitoring the state of healthcare in the United States was launched today. The site provides vital facts regarding the performance of the U.S. healthcare system and features live trend calculators tracking the number of uninsured Americans as well as the amount of time until Medicare and Medicaid run out of money. The site can be found at http://www.healthcarestopwatch.com.

As a significant debate regarding the future of healthcare takes place in the United States the founders of Health Care Stop Watch believe a few facts have become clear:
1. The U.S. spends far more on healthcare then any other nation;
2. With healthcare coverage driven from the private sector, the U.S. system does not provide complete coverage for all of its citizens; 3. Americans continue to lose health insurance, and therefore access to complete healthcare services, at an alarming rate;
and 4. Overall quality of healthcare in the U.S. is generally rated as mediocre as compared to other industrialized countries.
In short, Health Care Stop Watch believes the U.S. system of healthcare is quickly moving to a state of crisis.

It was for these reasons that Healthcare Stop Watch was launched. Healthcare Stop Watch Director Craig Lawson stated, "We do not advocate a particular solution to this crisis. The site in an information source, watching the latest trends on some key healthcare issues. We hope it helps the American public make informed decisions regarding the future of healthcare." Mr. Lawson went on to say, "It's important to realize that many Americans live under the myth that the U.S. provides the world's highest quality of healthcare - which in part justifies the high cost. However the facts show that while U.S. healthcare is outstanding in treating some forms of disease, it is mediocre to poor in treating others. Most studies rank the overall performance of the U.S. healthcare system below many other wealthy industrialized countries."

More information is available at the website http://www.healthcarestopwatch.com. The general public is encouraged to submit questions and additional information to the site.

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