The US health system costs roughly twice as much as the Australian system per person. Despite this, the US has lower life expectancy than Australia.
American workers tend to lack many basic benefits that are incredibly common in other countries, a situation the ‘Essential Worker Bill of Rights’ aims to remedy.
Canadian and American religious groups are responding very differently to coronavirus public health measures. Why? In Canada, health care is more widely regarded as a public good and a right.
Without massive change, the US health care system will continue to be disorganized and inefficient.
With almost 30,000 Americans having succumbed to coronavirus, twice as many voters now want Medicare for All than are against it.
In the UK, nobody collects patients’ insurance information or credit card details. There’s simply no charge for services, including doctor visits, ambulances and hospitalizations.
Health care, immigration and trade have been hot topics during the campaign and are likely to come up during the fifth Democratic debate.
Only half of Kenya’s 47 counties achieved the 2000 goal on reducing child mortality
Universal Coverage Day came only three days shy of the deadline for open enrollment in the US. Why are much smaller, less wealthy countries such as Thailand pushing forward while the US is not?
Statistics suggest that the fight against poverty is far from being won in Kenya.
South Africa’s health care needs to be reformed so that everyone has access regardless of affordability or location.
Bernie Sanders’ single-payer health care plan is bound to be expensive and politically impossible. A simple expansion of Medicare offers a cheaper and more passable path to universal care.
International comparisons show that the UK’s National Health Service outperforms other countries’ health systems, including the US.
For the first time in 15 years, as premiums and complaints rise, the proportion of the population with private health insurance is declining.
Tired of escalating health care costs, health care policymakers in Colorado have put a vote for universal coverage on the ballot in that state. Could the other states learn anything from it?
Across the continent, citizens’ perceptions of health care show several barriers to access and better health for all.
Despite the criticism, the sustainable development goal for health presents an opportunity to approach health holistically.
The South African government’s plan to provide universal access to health care seems to be slipping off its priority list.