Importance Of Healthcare Around The World

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Healthcare around the World When it comes to healthcare in the United States, it is very important to determine which healthcare plan would best fit your family needs. So what about healthcare in other countries, such as, Cuba, Switzerland, and South Africa? Does their healthcare differ from the United States healthcare system? There are so many things I have discovered about each country. Healthcare systems are designed to restore and/or maintain health. Cuba and Switzerland have universal healthcare systems. Depending on which country you live in will determine whether healthcare is free or not. As I research these three countries, I have discovered that the lack of technology, the cost of healthcare coverage, and the population all factors …show more content…
Whereas the United States total expenditure on healthcare is 7,410.00 dollars per person, which is 15 times that sum” (Souers). With the healthcare total of expense being low and the doctors working within the community; Cuban’s are able to receive free healthcare, as well as free education. The wait time for patient treatment can be anywhere from 3 months up to 1 year. Some of the issues that still remain within Cuba’s healthcare system are the lack of medical equipment and the healthcare systems budget. Today Cuba has about 33,000 family …show more content…
The government of South Africa uses about 11 percent of their budget to contribute to the countries healthcare expense. The public contributes about 80 percent of their budget to the countries expenses. There are over 3,500 clinics in the rural area of the country that offers free healthcare to children under 6 years old. They also offer free healthcare to pregnant and breastfeeding women. South Africa does not have any type of health agreement with other countries, which is why their healthcare system is not universal. For example, if a tourist needed any kind of healthcare service then they would have to pay out of pocket just for services. Out-of-pocket healthcare in South Africa can become very expensive depending on the level of care

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