Healthcare systems around the world

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Australia

The current system is known as Medicare and supplements medical expenses for most healthcare required. Any remaining costs are paid for by the individual patient and those who earn above a certain income threshold are subject to an additional 1% tax if they choose to use the public system - encouraging many wealthier people to use private medical care.

 

Canada

A universal system that is mostly free. About 27% of Canadians’ healthcare is paid for via private medical insurance, which covers things such as prescription drugs and dentistry.

 

France

A universal healthcare system in which the majority of medical expenses are paid for by the Government - usually 70% - and the rest can be claimed through supplemental medical insurance. Most long-term conditions entitle the patient to claim back 100% of their medical expenses. 

 

Netherlands

Health insurance coverage

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