(CNN)Everyone has gripes about the American health care system. But now that the US is facing a coronavirus pandemic, the flaws have far greater — and even deadly — repercussions. The issues go beyond early missteps by federal officials, such as delays in distributing testing kits. While countries around the globe are struggling to deal with the coronavirus, people in the US must contend with a fragmented health system where just going to get tested can mean hundreds or thousands of dollars in medical bills — a risk those in other developed countries don’t face.”When you get to a highly communicable disease, that’s when we all suffer the consequences,” said Alan Weil, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, a health policy journal. “My fate is very much tied to everyone else’s fate.”Here are three problems the US must contend with:Lack of coverage and high costsThe US is the only developed nation without universal health care. Nearly 28 million non-elderly Americans, or 10.4%, were uninsured in 2018, according to the most recent Census Bureau data available.This is an improvement from what it was before the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010. That year, 46.5 million non-elderly people — or 17.8% — lacked


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