When the ACA (affordable care act) was created it was hoped that it would solve the healthcare crisis in the US. As we have seen since its implementation, the ACA has kept in tact the for-profit business model for healthcare delivery. In 2017 states can receive a waiver to opt out of the ACA. States like Colorado and New York will vote on a state single-payer health care system.
Regardless, the Switzerland healthcare system has been hailed as a possible solution for the US because it has removed the for-profit companies and relies strictly on non-profit organizations. Furthermore, the Swiss tie healthcare to individual plans and not employment. We hope to explore the possibility of an individual state healthcare system that mirrors Switzerland.
FORBES – Why Switzerland Has the World’s Best Health Care System
CATO – The Grass Is Not Always Greener: A Look at National Health Care Systems Around the World
Washington Post – What can we learn from Switzerland?
Tyler Cowen – “Consumer-driven” health care
The Atlantic – People, or Rules?
Nation – Switzerland Has Its Own Kind of Obamacare — and Loves It
Labor Notes – Why Did Swiss Voters Reject Single-Payer Health Care?
Swiss Info – Short shrift given to Managed Care at ballot box
The Commonwealth Fund – How the Performance of the U.S. Health Care System Compares Internationally
NPR – In Switzerland, A Health Care Model For America?
NPR – Rates Up 22 Percent For Obamacare Plans, But Subsidies Rise, Too
New York Times – Swiss Model for Health Care Thrives without Public Option
New York Times – A Quick Guide to Rising Obamacare Rates
Huffington Post – Switzerland’s Health Insurance Providers are Non-Profit: That is the Only Reason Their System Works, Period.
World Health Organization – Switzerland: Health Care systems in Transition
Common Wealth Fund – 2014 International Profiles of Health Care systems
PBS – Five Capitalist Countries and How they do it
PNHP – High prevalence of forgoing healthcare for economic reasons in Switzerland: A population-based study in a region with universal health insurance coverage
PNHP – Is Switzerland’s health care consumer-driven?
PNHP – Swiss voters back single-payer health insurance
PNHP – Understanding The ‘Swiss Watch’ Function Of Switzerland’s Health System
Shadow Proof – Obamacare Is Just Like the Swiss Health System – minus all the good stuff