19 February, 2015

Let's See How Dumb other Nation's are when it comes to UniversalHealthCare?

Based on the Historical Premise that America is the Greatest County, and Always right; and That the rest of the World are Always Wrong according to American's

Considering the Source Above: Allow 95% to 100% Margins for Error.

Universal health care


Universal health care in the world (2010)
  Nations with some form of universal health care system.
Universal health care, sometimes referred to as universal health coverageuniversal coverage, or universal care, usually refers to a health care system which provides health care and financial protection to all its citizens. It is organized around providing a specified package of benefits to all members of a society with the end goal of providing financial risk protection, improved access to health services, and improved health outcomes.[1] Universal health care is not a one-size-fits-all concept and does not imply coverage for all people for everything. Universal health care can be determined by three critical dimensions: who is covered, what services are covered, and how much of the cost is covered.[1]
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Update 1/21/2013: With the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the ACA (aka Obamacare), and President Obama’s inauguration to a second term today, the US will have universal health care in 2014 using an insurance mandate system.
Thirty-two of the thirty-three developed nations have universal health care, with the United States being the lone exception [1]. The following list, compiled from WHOsources where possible, shows the start date and type of  system used to implement universal health care in each developed country [2]. Note that universal health care does not imply government-only health care, as many countries implementing a universal health care plan continue to have both public and private insurance and medical providers.

List of Countries with Universal Healthcare

Start Date of Universal Health Care
Click links for more source material on each country’s health care system.
Norway1912Single Payer
New Zealand1938 TwoTier
Japan1938Single Payer
Germany1941Insurance Mandate
Belgium1945Insurance Mandate 
United Kingdom1948 Single Payer
Kuwait1950 Single Payer
Sweden1955 Single Payer
Bahrain1957Single Payer 
Brunei1958 Single Payer
Canada1966 Single Payer 
Netherlands1966 Two-Tier
Austria1967Insurance Mandate 
United Arab Emirates1971 Single Payer
Finland1972 Single Payer
Slovenia1972 Single Payer
Denmark1973 Two-Tier
Luxembourg1973 Insurance Mandate 
France1974 Two-Tier
Australia1975 Two Tier
Ireland1977 Two-Tier
Italy1978 Single Payer 
Portugal1979 Single Payer
Cyprus1980 Single Payer 
Greece1983 Insurance Mandate 
Spain1986 Single Payer
South Korea1988 Insurance Mandate 
Iceland1990Single Payer
Hong Kong1993 Two-Tier 
Singapore1993 Two-Tier  
Switzerland1994 Insurance Mandate
Israel1995 Two-Tier
United States2014? Insurance Mandate

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