We continue our international romp through healthcare systems with Germany:
The last international health care system we covered – Singapore – got a great response from all of you. This week. We head back to Europe. Specifically, we’re going to Germany. Their universal health care system is based on the principles of Bismark, which say that the state should provide only for those unable to provide for themselves. It’s a private insurance system, and it’s the topic of this week’s Healthcare Triage.
For those of you who came here for references, here are some:
- International Profiles of Health Care Systems, 2013
- Access, Quality, and Affordability in Health Care in Germany and the United States
- What American Healthcare Can Learn From Germany
- Healthcare Systems: Germany
- In Amenable Mortality—Deaths Avoidable Through Health Care—Progress In The US Lags That Of Three European Countries