Tuesday, February 23, 2010

YES! We DO need Healtcare Reform AND we can learn something from the Europeans!!

Yes, we do need Healthcare reform...Perhaps we CAN learn something from European models...
THE private provision of health care comes in several forms across Europe. In Germany and the Netherlands it provides coverage for those not on government schemes; in Britain and Ireland it duplicates state-run systems; and in France it tops up cover from official programmes. But do private health schemes lead to better care overall? A study by the Boston Consulting Group concludes that countries relying mainly on insurance—such as France, Germany and the Netherlands—provide better care than those, like Britain, Italy and Spain, that are chiefly funded by taxes and which spend less on health care as a proportion of GDP. (The Economist)
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