Posts Tagged ‘healthcare systems’
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that healthcare reforms, known as The Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act, are constitutional. In particular the core requirement that means Americans must buy health insurance or pay a fine has been upheld. This is a major step towards America developing a universal healthcare system. President Obama claims [...]
The current debate in the United States over President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has highlighted the issue of universal healthcare. If the act is passed it will come into effect in 2014 with aim of providing basic healthcare for everyone. This issue has highlighted how far, other, less wealthy countries have come in [...]
According to a new study, the United States spends more on healthcare than 12 other industrialized countries. In spite of this, the quality is not obviously higher than those countries who spend less. In the U.S spending is linked to a higher price for treatment and greater use of medical technology, not hospital stays or [...]
Universal healthcare or universal coverage has featured heavily in the news lately. There has been much discussion about “Obamacare” and the introduction in 2014 of a universal healthcare system in the U.S. So if you’re moving abroad what do you know about the healthcare system in your destination? There is a form of universal healthcare [...]
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