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.
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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.
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.
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.
Canada has worked to cut administrative costs attached to medical care. Now, basic health care is universal and, in most parts of the country, free -- and remarkably little paperwork is involved.
Uwe Reinhardt, a leading adviser on health care economics and professor at Princeton University, compares the Canadian and American health care systems and criticizes the U.S. health care culture despite his optimism about the Obama administration.
Minister of Health Khaw Boon Wan explains Singapore's health care system and compares it to systems in the U.S. and Britain in this extended interview.
According to the World Health Organization, Singapore has one of the best health care systems in the world. The U.S. spends nearly 17 percent of its GDP on health care, while Singapore spends about 4 percent.