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Comprehensive Economic Overview of Global Health Care Systems in 13 Words

September 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Economics

a) Timely, complete care
b) Very low cost
c) Sustainable
Pick two.

United States: A + C
France: A + B
Canada: B + C

Inspired by this post by Greg Mankiw.


2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jason Preston // Oct 1, 2008 at 10:46 am

    I wonder if you couldn’t layer two systems to get A + B + C.

    What if a government system provided a B + C solution so that everyone could get essential health care, even if they had to wait a while, and at the same time there existed a private market offering the current A + C solution for those people who can afford to “skip the lines”?

    I glad [insert someone here] thought of that!

  • 2 Steve Broback // Oct 1, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    A two track health system? Would not the two tracks be competing for doctors and equipment?

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