- 1 Introduction
- 2 The country with the best overall healthcare is Switzerland, which spends 7.2% of its GDP on healthcare. It’s one of four European countries in the top ten.
- 3 The U.S. has the most spending per capita, but its health outcomes are mediocre.
- 4 The U.K. spends 2% of its GDP on healthcare, and people there live longer than Americans on average.
- 5 Number two is Sweden, which spends 5% of its GDP on healthcare.
- 6 Number three is France, which spends 3% of its GDP on healthcare.
- 7 Number four is Japan, which spends 2% of its GDP on healthcare.
- 8 Conclusion
The article also promotes the idea that healthcare is a human right.
- It’s not really clear whether this means the right to be healthy or the right to have access to healthcare, in terms of what type of access that is. The second section makes it sound like they mean the former, but I’m not 100% sure on that point.
- * It looks like this number includes all spending on education, even though many people would say education and healthcare are vastly different topics. But I’m assuming it’s a gross oversimplification for simplicity sake.
The country with the best overall healthcare is Switzerland, which spends 7.2% of its GDP on healthcare. It’s one of four European countries in the top ten.
The country with the best overall healthcare is Switzerland, which spends 7.2% of its GDP on healthcare. It’s one of four European countries in the top ten, including Luxembourg at number 10 and Austria at number 6 (both spend 3% to 4%).
Other European countries with high rankings include Germany, France and Italy; these three countries all spend between 2%-3% of their GDP on healthcare each year.
The U.S. has the most spending per capita, but its health outcomes are mediocre.
The United States is the only country where healthcare spending per capita is higher than the average of other developed countries. However, its health outcomes are mediocre at best: infant mortality rates are higher than those in many developing nations; life expectancy has fallen since 1990; and obesity and diabetes are on the rise.
The U.S. spends more than any other country on healthcare—$8,299 per person each year—but it still struggles to provide everyone with access to quality care (as measured by survival after diagnosis). In addition to having higher costs than other industrialized countries, Americans also have poorer outcomes when they need medical attention: for example, we’re more likely than others around us (including those who live in Australia) to die from cancer or heart disease within five years after being diagnosed with those diseases
The U.K. spends 2% of its GDP on healthcare, and people there live longer than Americans on average.
The United Kingdom has the best healthcare in Europe. It spends 2% of its GDP on healthcare, and people there live longer than Americans on average. The U.K.’s system is more efficient than the U.S.’s because it uses data to improve care for patients instead of relying on intuition or trial and error (which can lead to harmful results). In addition, it offers better access to care through universal insurance coverage—something you might not know if you live in America where many people don’t have access to health insurance at all; this means that even if you do have insurance, your deductible may be high enough so that your medical bills would likely exceed what was paid out by your insurer before any refunds were issued later down the line when things became more expensive due changes in regulations or inflation rates over time.”
Number two is Sweden, which spends 5% of its GDP on healthcare.
Sweden is a country in Northern Europe. It’s home to about 9 million people and a GDP of $300 billion, making it one of the wealthiest countries in the world.
The average citizen of Sweden can expect to live over 80 years—the longest lifespan on Earth—and spend 20% less time at risk for heart disease than someone living elsewhere in Europe.
Sweden’s healthcare spending comes out at 5% of its GDP: higher than any other European country except Norway (6%), Switzerland (7%) and Iceland (8%).
Number three is France, which spends 3% of its GDP on healthcare.
France, the country with the third highest healthcare spending, has a universal healthcare system. It’s also got a national health insurance system and public health insurance system. And finally, it has a public healthcare system.
The nation of France is home to many different types of medical care providers: hospitals, doctors’ offices, nurse practitioners (NPs), midwives—all of which make up an integrated network of health care professionals who work together to provide quality services in their fields.
Number four is Japan, which spends 2% of its GDP on healthcare.
The list of countries that have the highest healthcare expenditures is not short. Here are the top 10:
- United States (7th) – $9,584 per capita**
- Switzerland (8th) – $9,521 per capita**
- Germany (9th) – $8,900 per capita**
- Canada (10th) – $8,900 per capita
This plan will provide a new opportunity for the poorest families to choose their own doctors and services. It will be based on free choice, not free market competition.
In a calming tone:
And here is how it works: The government of this country will pay every family a basic amount for every child. This basic amount will grow each year in step with inflation, and at the same time we’ll cut taxes on the people who work hard so that they can buy more things they need. And we’ll make sure that everyone has access to more healthcare than there was before – with more doctors, nurses, hospitals and clinics. However, there is no point trying to run our economy like this when it isn’t working now – which is why we’re going to make sure that it does work by negotiating new trade deals around the world because we are getting out of this mess.