If you are serious about studying healthcare systems, look at the French system. It is the best in the world. They do certain things that work very well. Their medical schools are much cheaper than ours, so they have many more doctors per capita than we do. More doctors means cheaper healthcare. They also limit liability. Limited liability means cheaper healthcare. They also negotiate drug price with the Pharmo companies. Cheaper drug price means cheaper healthcare. They also have public and private insurance, so if people want to purchase more insurance, they can. Everyone is covered cheaper and better. And the result? Their life expectancy is two years longer than ours.