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Tennant Institute for Integrative Medicine does not participate with any insurance company including Medicare (Opted Out) and Medicaid.  Insurance companies try to dictate what care you will receive, what medications you can and can't use, and often deny care.

 

Despite the popular myth that the United States has the best medical care in the world, the opposite is true. We are ranked thirty-seventh in the world by the World Health Organization! The World Health Organization’s ranking of the world’s health systems was last produced in 2000, and the WHO no longer produces such a ranking table, because of the complexity of the task.

 

The World Health Organization has carried out the first ever analysis of the world’s health systems. Using five performance indicators to measure health systems in 191 member states, it found that France provides the best overall health care followed among major countries by Italy, Spain, Oman, Austria, and Japan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The findings were published June 21, 2000, in “The World Health Report 2000 – Health Systems: Improving Performance.”

 

The U. S. health system spends a higher portion of its gross domestic product than any other country but ranks 37 out of 191 countries according to its performance, the report finds. The United Kingdom, which spends just six percent of gross domestic product (GDP) on health services, ranks eighteenth. Several small countries—San Marino, Andorra, Malta, and Singapore—are rated close behind second-placed Italy.

 

WHO Director-General Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland says: “The main message from this report is that the health and well-being of people around the world depend critically on the performance of the health systems that serve them. Yet there is wide variation in performance, even among countries with similar levels of income and health expenditure. It is essential for decision-makers to understand the underlying reasons so that system performance, and hence the health of populations, can be improved.” See www.who.int.

 

According to the World Health Organization, if you expect your insurance to pay for your care,  you should expect the same outcomes as in Cuba.

 

 

We do not accept any insurance nor do we fill out insurance forms.

 

We do not serve as your primary physician.  If you want standard-of-care medicine paid for by your insurance, you should consult your primary physician.

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