Monday, October 29, 2007

Healthcare Reform - Dutch or Swiss?

The New York Times reported that Health and Human Services Secretary Leavitt was going to Switzerland and the Netherlands to see how these countries provide healthcare. In those countries there is an individual mandate, i.e. everyone has to buy health insurnace. Employers are not required to provide health insurance.

Unlike Canada and Great Britian, it appears these countries don't use the government set up the system. Will elements of the Swiss and Dutch healthcare systems work here? It probably will depend on who sits in the White House and who controls Congress.

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