Commonwealth Fund May 16, 2024
Aaron Carroll


The U.S. can learn from how other countries strike a balance between the public and private sector to ensure everyone has access to quality health care, while allowing for choice and more efficient use of resources

Other nations show that it’s possible to achieve universal coverage, invest in public care delivery systems, and reduce administrative inefficiencies

In our previous discussion, we explored how various countries successfully implement diverse health care models to achieve universal coverage. From Switzerland’s private insurance to Singapore’s health savings accounts and other more socialized systems, each offers unique lessons on balancing public and private involvement in health care coverage. Now, let’s pivot our focus to the United States.

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