Monday, July 30, 2018

The U.S. gave Iraqis healthcare -Why not Americans







According to the Pentagon 4,487 American soldiers died in the Iraq War; 32,226 were wounded. For this tremendous sacrifice, Iraqis gained the right to vote and Universal Health Care. 

The United States committed to spend $950 million to establish universal healthcare.  

In article 31 of The Iraqi Constitution, revised by the Bush administration, it  states: 

“Every citizen has the right to health care. The State shall maintain public health and provide the means of prevention and treatment by building different types of hospitals and health institutions.”

Thirty-two of the thirty-three developed nations have universal health care. Until Obamacare, the United States was the lone exception. 

The following chart was compiled from World Health Organization sources. Note that many countries implementing a universal health care plan have both public and private insurance and medical providers.

Single Payer: The government provides insurance for all residents (or citizens) and pays all health care expenses except for copays and coinsurance. Providers may be public, private, or a combination of both.

Two-Tier: The government mandates catastrophic or minimum insurance coverage for all residents (or citizens), while allowing the purchase of additional voluntary insurance or fee-for service care. In some countries, the government provides a core policy which the majority of the population supplement with private insurance.

Insurance Mandate: The government mandates that all citizens purchase insurance, whether from private, public, or non-profit insurers. Insurers are barred from rejecting sick individuals, and individuals are required to purchase insurance.


Click date for more source information on each country’s health care system

Country
Start Date of
Universal Heath Care
Insurance Type
Norway
Single Payer
New Zealand
Two Tier
Japan
Single Payer
Germany
Insurance Mandate
Belgium
Insurance Mandate
United Kingdom
Single Payer
Kuwait
Single Payer
Sweden
Single Payer
Bahrain
Single Payer
Brunei
Single Payer
Canada
Single Payer
Netherlands
Two Tier
Austria
Insurance Mandate
United Arab Emirates
Single Payer
Finland
Single Payer
Slovenia
Single Payer
Denmark
Two Tier
Luxembourg
Insurance Mandate
France
Two Tier
Australia
Two Tier
Ireland
Two Tier
Italy
Single Payer
Portugal
Single Payer
Cyprus
Single Payer
Greece
Insurance Mandate
Spain
Single Payer
South Korea
Insurance Mandate
Iceland
Single Payer
Hong Kong
Two Tier
Singapore
Two Tier
Switzerland
Insurance Mandate
Israel
Two Tier





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