Saturday, August 22, 2009

Worst Healthcare Reforms in the World

Foreign Policy Magazine recently published the four worst healthcare reforms in the world (July 22,2009).

The countries on the list:
1. Russia
2. China
3. Turkmenistan
4. United States of America

The article notes the following key points in terms of what makes reform turn sour:

- Do not create an unregulated insurance market
- Do not create a tiered system in which most of the poor cannot pay for insurance
- Do not radically redesign the public health and medical delivery sectors
- Do not create a system dependent upon employers, that spends more than any other system, and that provides health returns that are not substantially better than other systems.
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