The Swiss Health Care System

I just attended a fascinating meeting at the Swiss consulate in Boston at which three Swiss health care  experts spoke about the Swiss health care system.  One was Thomas Zeltner, who was the Chief of the Office of Public Health in Switzerland, another was Beatrice Despland, who is a lawyer who is an expert in health policy and Blaise Guinchard, professor at La Source Nursing School in Lausanne.  Americans really should consider the Swiss model along with many other European models of health as they debate the future of their health care system.  I will talk about this more later.  T. R. Reid, in his book Healing America, has written about the Swiss system.  His comments are extremely interesting.

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