Every developed country except the United States has a comprehensive health system for coverage, service provision, and finance.
Social policy in the United States once was guided by thinkers who realized this, and the Social Security system-complete except for health insurance-resulted.
The climate of thinking changed, and health policy for some time has been dominated by classical economists who argue that free competitive markets will solve all problems.
They justify their arguments by claiming that the only alternative is full government takeovers of service and financing, as in Canada.
While this debate has dragged along, problems in the United States have become grave.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système santé, Homme, Etats Unis, Politique sanitaire, Hôpital, Médecin, Assurance maladie, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health system, Human, United States, Health policy, Hospital, Physician, Health insurance, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0660905
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.