Now let’s have a look at countries with universal health care in 2017. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. Universal health care is is quality health care that is equally accessible to everyone, regardless of socio-economic status. So, how does universal health care work?With single-payer health care, the government pays for universal health coverage, usually with tax money.
While some countries have options for both private and public health care, the United States is one of the most notorious countries when it comes to health care because it operates like an entirely private system. This is pretty sad considering it’s an economic powerhouse and essentially the only developed nation that finds itself on the list of countries with private healthcare, where universal healthcare is not an option.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked four countries with universal health care in 2017 from their list.
The first one is the United Kingdom. England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales all have their separate health care systems, but that doesn’t stop the U.K. from having one of the best health care systems in the world and on our list of countries with universal health care in 2017, as well. The second country is Iceland. Residents of Iceland really have it good when it comes to where their tax dollars are going. That’s because those dollars go toward universal health care as well as education, where tuition is free at public universities. The third country is Belgium. Smaller, European countries will be a trend on our list, as they know what they are doing when it comes to providing health care to their residents. Belgium is no exception as they provide free or subsidized healthcare to citizens with one of the best healthcare systems in the world. At last, but not least, we are mentioning Canada now. It’s no surprise Canada is on the list, as we always hear about their great benefits and programs for citizens. Like others on our list, theirs is a single-payer system that is on system covered by taxes that covers all basic health care needs. The median wait time to see a doctor is typically around four weeks.