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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
Full Show: June 15, 2009

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Full Show: June 15, 2009

Watch the show from Monday, June 15: Iranians claim fraud, Netanyahu endorses two-state solution, universal healthcare and counterfeit U.S. bills.

Posted: June 15, 2009 16:40   Comments: 1
Canada’s free health care comes with long lines

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Canada’s free health care comes with long lines

Though Canada's universal health care model has effectively cut administrative costs, the system comes with flaws -- long lines have sent some Canadians to private clinics.

Posted: January 29, 2009 13:29   Comments: 15
Canada’s hospitals cut the paperwork, emphasize care

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Canada’s hospitals cut the paperwork, emphasize care

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.

Posted: January 28, 2009 14:27   Comments: 10
How the U.S. measures up to Canada’s health care system

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How the U.S. measures up to Canada’s health care system

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.

Posted: January 28, 2009 10:37   Comments: 24
The fundamentals of Singapore’s health care system

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The fundamentals of Singapore’s health care system

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.

Posted: January 27, 2009 15:57   Comments: 1
Singapore’s health system saves money and lives

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Singapore’s health system saves money and lives

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.

Posted: January 27, 2009 15:50   Comments: 11

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