Posts Tagged ‘Universal healthcare’
Increasing numbers of developing countries in Africa and Asia are introducing their own versions of universal health care. In the early 20th century two models of universal health care emerged from Germany and the UK. The UK version uses general taxes to provide publicly funded health care. Germany relies on income taxes, household tax and [...]
Mexico has made drastic healthcare reforms and has achieved universal health coverage in less than a decade, according to a study in the Lancet (abstract). A national health insurance programme, Seguro Popular, was introduced in 2003. Its aim was to provide access to a comprehensive list of health services for the 50 million Mexicans who [...]
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 [...]
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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