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Health Care Around the World: An Introduction

Written By: Jason Shafrin - Apr• 14•08

Recently I came across an article by Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute title “The Grass is Not Always Greener: A Look at National Health Care Systems Around the World.” I figured that the article would be a highly biased piece of writing which would show that the U.S. healthcare system is great and the universal health care systems of Western Europe are horrible.

While the article does tend to highlight some of the drawbacks of centralized, planned medical care, the article has a well-researched, thorough review of the health care systems of many countries.

For the next week or so, I will be summarizing the health care systems in some of these countries. How do these health care systems operate? Which countries have the “best” health care systems? What are the pros and cons of each system? I hope you find these summaries enlightening.

The link to all the summaries can be found here. The countries who’s health care systems I will discuss are:

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