What? No waiting lists?

Ghent, Alice; Herbermann, Jan Dirk
April 2010
Bulletin of the World Health Organization;Apr2010, Vol. 88 Issue 4, p249
Academic Journal
The article discusses Switzerland's health care system which provides universal insurance coverage for all its citizens. Despite the Swiss health care system's equity, universal coverage, standards of care and lack of waiting periods, the annual increase in the cost of insurance premiums has caused some in Switzerland to question the growing cost of medical care given that fewer services are being covered. According to the author the middle class in Switzerland is bearing the brunt of the increase in health costs because many people earn too much to benefit from the country's health subsidies but can't afford the growing out-of-pocket expenses associated with routine medical care.


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