Many Western, industrialized nations provide health insurance. The US has repeatedly balked at universal coverage. So what kind of system are we left with? A very unpopular one.
The UK has a gold-plated health service, but for how much longer?
Bold leadership is needed to adapt Canada’s expensive and mediocre health-care system for an aging population struggling with chronic disease.
Australia was ranked top of the world in terms of the efficiency of our health care system and health outcomes, but only seventh in terms of equity.
The French health care system is rated as one of the best in the world, but it’s a shield that’s under increasing stress.
New Zealand’s health service provides universal and free access to health care, but inequities remain stubbornly high.