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Chilean law fast-tracks treatment for common illnesses

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Chilean law fast-tracks treatment for common illnesses

Worldfocus special correspondent Edie Magnus traveled to Chile, a country with universal health care coverage. However, treatment actually depends on what disease you have and how likely you are to be cured.

Posted: December 2, 2009 18:15   Comments: 0
Chilean health care system a possible model for the U.S.

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Chilean health care system a possible model for the U.S.

Victor Rodwin discusses the intricacies of the health care system in Chile and how it compares to the United States. He is a professor of health policy and management at the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University.

Posted: December 2, 2009 14:19   Comments: 2
Quality health care minus the bill in Greece

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Quality health care minus the bill in Greece

Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner is traveling in Greece and recounts his experience taking a relative to a hospital clinic -- one without a pay window or billing procedures. He compares Greek and American health care.

Posted: September 30, 2009 09:51   Comments: 4
Weighing U.S. health care against other countries

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Weighing U.S. health care against other countries

Following U.S. President Barack Obama's speech on health care reform, Worldfocus examines the issue from a global perspective with Victor Rodwin of New York University's Wagner School of Public Service. Are you convinced that health care in the U.S. is as good as that in other developed nations? Tell us what you think.

Posted: September 10, 2009 13:21   Comments: 66
Argentina’s health care is a right, but system aches of overuse

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Argentina’s health care is a right, but system aches of overuse

Buses come to Argentina from neighboring countries for health treatment, but many Argentinians complain that their tax dollars can no longer subsidize the overused and abused health system.

Posted: September 10, 2009 10:58   Comments Off on Argentina’s health care is a right, but system aches of overuse
China seeks health care for more of its massive population

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China seeks health care for more of its massive population

Millions of people in China lack basic health care coverage. In an effort to expand coverage, the government has devoted $125 billion to health care reform -- but challenges remain.

Posted: September 9, 2009 11:37   Comments: 3
Britain defends its health care against U.S. criticisms

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Britain defends its health care against U.S. criticisms

The angry debate over health care reform in the U.S. is triggering another round of outrage overseas. Officials in Great Britain are now fighting back to defend their system from the criticisms of America's right. Andrew Clark of The Guardian discusses how Britons view the U.S. health care debate.

Posted: August 14, 2009 14:40   Comments: 12
Flu should force action on health care

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Flu should force action on health care

You know when Americans are going to be really sorry that we don’t have a new health care system? When a pandemic really hits the country, writes Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian.

Posted: August 12, 2009 11:34   Comments: 1
In China, quality health care at a fraction of the cost

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In China, quality health care at a fraction of the cost

Many countries think that good health care is a right, not a privilege, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner -- and as a result, people don’t have to mortgage their lives when they get sick. Take China, for example, where a recent visit to the doctor cost about $1.

Posted: August 3, 2009 13:06   Comments: 14
Cuba provides free health care without the worry

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Cuba provides free health care without the worry

Apropos of the current health care debate in the United States: What happens when a government you happen not to approve of does some good things? The case in point is Cuba, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner, where the level of health care is startling.

Posted: June 26, 2009 09:38   Comments: 33
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