There are a lot of fruits in this basket, and comparison is difficult, especially when most countries don't respond to surveys. However, as Obamacare was becoming enacted, efficiency of healthcare:
ranked last compared to our close allies.
The top ten countries with the best medical plans are:
- # 1 Taiwan (something to do the use of universal smart cards)
- # 2 Switzerland (but expensive)
- # 3 China (in process of building 700,000 clinics)
- # 4 Canada (a model being considered by the U.S.)
- # 5 United Kingdom (government essentially runs everything)
- # 6 Germany (everyone is covered, paid through 8% of salaries)
- # 7 France (universal, where the richer pay more)
- # 8 Japan (highest life expectancy at low cost/capita)
- # 9 Italy (everyone covered at relatively low cost)
- #10 Cuba (good preventive care)
The next ultimate medical sausage bill will be passed by our Congress. There still is Obamacare, but in two years there will be an unpopular hybrid Republican health care plan. They want less government, don't care much for the poor and indigent, and want to privatize almost everything. In four years Democrats will probably come back into some power and undo what the Republicans undid.
why CB&C is served on March 17? If you happen to be in Ireland, very few families actually eat this dish. Sort of like May 5, Cinco de Mayo, which is only celebrated in the USA, and on this day, not in Mexico. For CB&C, it did start in Ireland and has a confusing beginning starting with salted meats. When they emigrated to the USA, the best affordable substitute they could find was corned beef, which reminded them of home, and cabbage is sort of green.