HCS/455 DISCUSSION QUESTION - 26274

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1-      What best practices and benchmarks can we learn from other countries that have universal health insurance and what lessons have been learned?

2-     How might special interest groups contribute to the rising costs of healthcare?

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Week 4

1-      What best practices and benchmarks can we learn from other countries that have universal health insurance and what lessons have been learned?

Compared to other Western countries, the United States spends more per capita on health care than any other nation. In 1990, national expenditures for health care were more than 40 percent more than in Canada, whose spending was second highest. Currently, the U.S. has a health care system based on insurance coverage. The majority of the population is covered by private/employer-based insurance. Britain’s system is predominately a single source of financing for health care through national taxation, with care universally available and free at the point of service. Government funds are used to finance the British Na