Politifact researched health care differences between Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the U.S:
- Who provides the health insurance: private companies in all three countries
- “the insurers are indeed private, profit-seeking companies”
- Who has universal coverage: Switzerland and the Netherlands
- “As for the number of uninsured Americans, the most commonly cited number is 46 million.”
- Spending: the Netherlands spent 9.8% percent of gross domestic product, it’s economic output, on health care in 2007; Switzerland spent 10.8%; the U.S. spent 16%
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