The US Healthcare System Compared to Other Countries

The U.S. healthcare system is like no other industrialized country. The U.S. spends more money on health care than any other country yet is criticized for having one of the poorer health systems.

Some countries, such as Canada, Great Britain, and Sweden, follow a socialized system of health care, while others, such as Japan, Germany, and France, have decentralized national health programs.

Both systems have their advantages and disadvantages.

If you had to decide on one health care system for the U.S., which system would you choose and why?

Which three areas of the current U.S. health care system would you add to the system you have chosen for the U.S.? Explain why.

Justify your answers with appropriate research and reasoning.

Disparities in Health Care Distribution

It is estimated that over 46 million people do not have health insurance coverage in the United States. In addition, many more individuals are underinsured or have such high deductibles and co-pays that they do not even seek medical care. Given this information, the logical question that arises is, should health care coverage be provided to everyone?

“Moreover, Is health care a right or a privilege?” is one of the most debatable topics. What is your viewpoint? Support your answer with examples. There is an unequal distribution of health care system efforts in the U.S. Why do you think this is so, and what can be done about it? Justify your answers with appropriate research and reasoning and comment on the postings of at least two peers regarding why there is an unequal distribution of health care system efforts.