Ashley HollandReid Chapter 6 DERNSummaryResponseIn chapter six, Reid explains Japan’s health care system. They also have a version of the Bismarck system. Half way through the nineteenth century, Japan realized they could no longer isolate themselves and must adopt some new technology and policies, including a health care system. Like many other European countries, Japan has a system that covers everyone and where insurance companies cannot deny claims. Employers and employees pay into the plan. The quality of care is good, and lines are short. There are not any gatekeepers, and there are many choices. They also have a relatively inexpensive system. The way Reid points out the almost opposite positions of the Japanese and American systems is very smart and interesting. It is amazing how effective Japan’s system is. The only thing I question is why they do not have digital medical cards like Germany and France.