In the Swiss health care system citizens have to have their own insurance policies and pay their premiums each year, on top of that they have a 10% copay on all services [Cam151]. The same can be used for the United States. The Swiss system premiums and out of pocket have a maximum which is set by the government, the United States does not have a set maximum. Insurance companies can charge as much as they want and this causes many residents to file for bankruptcy, others continue to be uninsured because they cannot afford insurance. Another implication is the overall health of those in the United States vs Switzerland the United States seems to only be ahead of swiss residents in that of cancer rates. United States falls short in obesity and cardiac morbidity, and then with them spending so much more money for reactive treatment they have less to spend on preventative care. References
Camenzind, p. (2015). The Swiss Healthcare System 2015 . Retrieved 08 26, 2016, from The Commonwealth Fund: - report/2016/jan/1857_mossialos_intl_profiles_2015_v7.pdf?la=en Expatica. (2012). The Swiss Healthcare System . Retrieved 08 27, 2016, from expatica:
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