Sweden 's The Swedish Health System

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The country of Sweden has seemed to excel significantly when it comes to health services. An Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) ranking in 2010 placed Sweden in first place for having the best healthcare system out of nineteen industrialized countries (Bernpaintner, 2013). Sweden offers universal health under a bureaucracy, while the United States offers a free market version of health care. Even though the U.S. offers more freedoms to their citizens when it comes to doctors and hospitals, it does not necessarily mean that American’s are receiving better care than the Swedish. The U.S. needs a new plan for a healthcare system that will reduce costs and possibly create universal care. What can the U.S. learn from a system like Sweden’s? Could the U.S. adopt the ideas of the Swedish health system? And, what would happen if America did adopt the Swedish health system? Sweden’s system is perfect for a country of that size, health status, and income invariance. Through comparing these three topics between the two countries it will show exactly what the U.S. can learn from the Swedish health system and how it will NOT be an effective plan for the U.S. What the U.S. Can Learn From the Swedish Health System The U.S. health system has been scrutinized over the current state of healthcare, known as Obamacare. It is no secret that healthcare in the U.S. is expensive. These costs come from extremely high administration costs, higher costs for medical

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