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Why the cost of healthcare varies so much | ABC News

Depending on where you live, your treatment could be free or cost hundreds of dollars.

Different countries choose to approach health care in different ways. But one thing a lot of them have in common is that they provide universal coverage. That means all their citizens have access to healthcare.

Should countries be spending more to help the poor access healthcare? The US spends the most on healthcare as a share of the economy and per capita, but it’s ranked low on both life expectancy and infant mortality rates. The private sector is what drives up costs in the US, because the country doesn’t have universal health coverage.

Countries like Cuba and the UK spend less on healthcare as part of the economy, and they also have relatively better outcomes. But the UK also controls access to drugs in the country, which means certain treatments aren’t available because they haven’t been deemed cost-effective.

RESOURCES
OECD data:
https://data.oecd.org/healthres/health-spending.htm#indicator-chart
https://stats.oecd.org/index.aspx?DataSetCode=HEALTH_STAT

The World Bank data:
https://data.worldbank.org/

The Commonwealth Fund data:
https://international.commonwealthfund.org/
https://interactives.commonwealthfund.org/2017/july/mirror-mirror/assets/Schneider_mirror_mirror_2017.pdf

Health insurance coverage in the US (US Census Bureau):
https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2018/demo/p60-264.pdf

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How French Health Care Compares To The US System

France’s health-care system, which is called “social security,” has been globally recognized for overall quality. In a 2000 report, the World Health Organization ranked it the best national health-care system in the world.

As Democrats push a government-funded health care and President Donald Trump campaigns on repealing Obamacare without a clear alternative, Health care has become a major focus of the 2020 elections. Many Americans are considering what kind of health care system they may want.

“Medicare for All” has become a mantra among the left-of-center Democrats, with most of their plans calling for a universal single-payer health-care system, closely modeled after Canada’s health-care system. But there’s another national health-care system that’s worth paying attention to: France’s.

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Doctors Explain Why U.S. Healthcare Is So Expensive (HBO)

VICE News visited a bunch of doctors in an attempt to make sense of our convoluted health care costs. What do the doctors say is needed to improve overall cost and care? Many of them shared the same solution.

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